Kofi Annan advocated youth inclusion in decision making –Sunyani PIWC Pastor




The Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) Sunyani _Resident Pastor_ has described late UN Chief Kofi Annan as diligent and hardworking person who gave of himself to serve and provided space for the inclusion of young people at the highest decision making.

In the book of condolence at the United Nations office in Accra, the resident Pastor of PIWC-Sunyani, Achim Gyimah _who is also a founding member of ROJALNU AFRICA (Pan African Youth Leadership Network_) wrote:You were an inspirational leader. You provided space for the inclusion of young people at the highest decision making. You are gone physically but your ideology will continue to live. Rest well Sir.

Mr. Annan is reported to have fallen ill on his way back from South Africa (the Mandela centenary).

He was hospitalized in Geneva and later airlifted to the Swiss capital, Bern where he died.

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 Secretary General 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: Space FM-Sunyani

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