Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, said former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be honored forever.
Speaking on the forecourt of the Accra International Conference Center (ACEC), where the seventh UN boss was buried, Ms. Afeku described him as “an accomplished diplomat and an honorable person who will forever remain in the story…”
Annan, she says, was an illustrious son who cared for peace in the world.
“He was a real African. His behavior meant he was an accomplished diplomat. We lost an illustrious son. He was an honorable person and it will be history that we buried an illustrious son on the continent … “
Asked whether his demise could have an effect on the tourism industry, Afeku responded in the affirmative by insisting that people will travel from around the world to see where the global icon rests.
“He made a name for himself. People will come to Ghana to look at his grave. These are the things that will improve and stimulate the transportation of our exports … “, she said.