Joshua Asaah, GNA
September, 16, GNA – Mr Donald Adabere,
Chairman of the Upper East Region branch of the Ghana Red Cross Society (GRCS),
has admonished Ghanaians to emulate the life of former United Nations General
Secretary, Dr Kofi Annan.
Mr Adabere stated that the late UN General
Secretary lived a life to the admiration of all which impacted positively on
Ghana and the world as a whole.
“When people die they leave behind memories
and this is somebody who has such tremendous impact not only to Ghanaians but
the rest of the world. And I think that we must make it a point to read about
him, to read about things he has done and to try to follow his ways because any
meaningful leader will want to live the life of Kofi Annan”, he stated.
Mr Adabere made this remarks when he led the
Upper East Region Women’s Wing of the Ghana Red Cross Society to express their
condolences to the family of Dr Annan through the Regional Coordinating Council
The women, who dressed in the society’s attire
and solemnly singing dirges, expressed their condolences to family of the late
UN boss and Ghanaians at large.
Mr Adabere who recounted the late Dr Annan’s
visit to the Sirigu Women’s Organization for Pottery and Arts (SWOPA) in the
Kassena- Nankana West District in 2002 described him as “an honorable man whose
life is worth emulating”.
The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mr
Frank Fuseini Adongo thanked the Ghana Red Cross Society for the decision to
join the world in mourning the fallen hero.
Mr Adongo said the late Dr Annan’s life was a
source of inspiration, and indicated that he received the announcement of Dr
Annan’ death with shock.
The Deputy Minister made an appeal on behalf
of people of the region for a monument to be erected at SWOPA to attract
tourist in memory of Dr Annan.
Alhaji Mahamadu Azonko, Acting Chief Director
for the Region said the late Kofi Annan was a man whom humanity benefited from.
Mr Azonko said the late UN General Secretary
was a peace loving person who played pivotal roles in maintaining peace and
security in the world.