Kofi Annan Goes Home: GUNA urges African leaders to adopt his leadership style
The Director of Administration for Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA), Rev. Kingsley Osafo-Mireku, has advises African leaders to adopt the leadership style of late Secretary-General of the United Nation (UN), Mr Kofi Annan, to help promote peace and stability in their respective countries.
Date Created : 9/12/2018 10:55:18 AM : Story Author : Emmanuel Frimpong/Ghanadistricts.com
According to him, Mr Kofi Annan was an important historical figure who displayed a good sense of maturity and also played a crucial role in settling political disputes for the progress of Africa and other continents across the globe.
He thus encouraged them to tap into the knowledge and idea that Mr Annan has left behind to ensure that Africa becomes a better place for all.
Rev. Osafo-Mireku was speaking in an interview with Ghanadistricts.com, after his Association has successfully file past the mortal remains of the former UN Secretary General at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC), today.
He described Mr Annan as a great source of motivation who led important reforms during his tenure at the United Nations and also implemented road maps to ensure peace and democratic governance in most countries in the world.
GUNA National Executives
“But for the good leadership skills of Mr Annan, democratic governance in most countries, especially in Africa would have been in shambles”. Kofi Annan was the one who brokered a peace deal for Kenya between President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga in 2008 to end a potential post-election uproar”, he added.
On his part, Director of Finance of GUNA, Pastor Anthony Akwasi Amankwah also encourage and advise the youth to emulate Mr Annan’s legacy since, he said, Mr Annan was the only recognized UN employee to rise through the ranks at his youthful age to occupy the position of Secretary-General.
He also urged the media to use their platform to preach peace since that was what the former UN Secretary-General stood for.
About Kofi Annan
Mr Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006.
He died on August 18, 2018 at a hospital in Switzerland. He was 80.