The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana in Equatorial Guinea has opened a book of condolence due to the death of the former General Secretary of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kofi Annan.
The Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, in the name of the Government of the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has declared the pain of the Equatoguinean people, on the death of the former General Secretary of the United Nations Organisation, Kofi Annan. Obama Asue declared that the loss of Kofi Annan was no only an irreparable loss for his family and country, but for the entire African continent, and the world as a whole. Annan placed Ghana and Africa at one of the highest levels in the world, added the Prime Minister.
Kofi Annan was born on 8th April 1938 in Kumasi Ghana; he studied Economics at the Faculty of Science and Technology in the city of his birth, and continued his studies in the United States and Switzerland. He was elected to the post of UN General Secretary in 1997, becoming the seventh General Secretary of the international body, and was re-elected by majority until 31st December 2006, when he was replaced by the South Korean Ban Ki-moon. In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize, Kofi Annan was also awarded the Confucius Peace Prize in 2012. Annan passed away at the age of 80, following a short illness.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office