Liberian Leader Pays Tribute to Kofi Annan; Describes His Passing ‘Loss to the World’

President Weah Signs the Book of Condolence for the Fallen Former UNSG

Liberian President George Manneh Weah has paid tribute to the falling former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Atta Annan, describing his passing as ‘loss to the rest of the world, not only to his family and country, Ghana.’

President Weah said the African continent lost one of its greatest and finest sons in the death of Mr. Annan. The Ex-UN Chief Scribe died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the age of 80.

“He was a great statesman and an outstanding diplomat of all times. He was my boss,” President Weah declared.

He spoke Thursday, August 23, 2018 when he led an array of government officials to the Ghanaian Embassy and United Nations Office to sign the books of condolence in memory of Mr. Annan.

According to President Weah, his death also presents an opportunity for the people of the world to sustain global peace in order to keep his legacy alive.

The late international Ghanaian diplomat was the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, who served from January 1997 to December 2006, and a recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for his role to bring peace to the world.

Devastating conflicts in different parts of the world characterized Mr. Annan’s tenure at the helm of the world body.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.