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General News of Monday, 20 August 2018

Source: Class FM

Akufo-Addo signs Kofi Annan condolence book

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo signing the book of condolence

President Nana Akufo-Addo has signed a book of condolence in honour of late former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Mr Akufo-Addo paid a visit to the family of the late international diplomat on Sunday, 19 August 2018 and signed the book.

Nana Akufo-Addo wrote in the book: “A great Ghanaian who served his country, Africa and humanity with dignity and humility, has left us to join his Maker. Ghana has suffered a great loss from his passing. He brought great renown to our nation, and it is my wish that our nation honours him fully on his passing. God bless him and grant him a peaceful place of abode in his bosom.”

Mr Annan died in Berne, Switzerland at the hospital on Saturday, 18 August.

His family said he died peacefully.

He was 80.

There has been a swathe of eulogy and outpouring of grief from world leaders and celebrities since Mr Annan’s passing.

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