An International Public Relations Expert, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has called on the youth and African leaders to emulate the diplomacy traits of the former United Nations Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, in order to make Africa and the world a peaceful place to live.
He said Mr Annan was an honest, truthful and bold diplomat who was the sole voice that criticised the United States of America’s decision to attack Iraq, while other world leaders kept mute.
He urged Ghana and the rest of the African Continent to champion his legacy of ensuring world peace and stability, instead of violence and war.
Dr Antwi-Danso, who is also the Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, said this to the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Saturday as part of his tribute to the former UN Secretary-General.
He said Mr Annan was a source of great inspiration not only to Ghanaians, but to the citizens of the world and described him as an epitome of peace who led reforms at the United Nations system to ensure unilateralism and principle of the rule of law and human rights.
“The demeanour of the former UN Secretary-General, Mr Annan, is a representation of peace and preached peace throughout his life and we must champion his legacy,” Dr Antwi-Danso said.
Mr Kofi Annan passed on peacefully in the Swiss Capital, Berne, on Saturday morning after a short illness,
Dr Antwi-Danso also acknowledged the role Mr Annan played in ensuring world peace, rule of law and principles of peace as well as helping to curb diseases that plagued some African countries.