The death of Mr. Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of United Nations, is a difficult moment to bear in a world that needs more of his statesmanship to inspire hope and peace.
The kernel of his life, however, remains a meaningful chapter of lessons not only for the present generation but also for posterity.
In the end, he carved an enviable foothold in history as an avid patriot of humanity, a balm of inspiration and an enduring monument of global legacy.
He was a true glittering jewel of Africa and the seal of United Nations trademark of leadership that lit the world in one of her darkest moments in history.
May His Soul Rest in Perfect Peace.
Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Oti Boateng
(Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, United Nations Commissioner on the International Civil Service Commission and former Chairman, United Nations Statistical Commission)