Dr Kwesi Aning, a security expert and a Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre (KAIPKC), has asked the state to ensure that the legacies of the late former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, are protected.
“The massive transformation of the University of Ghana took off partly when Kofi Annan became the Chancellor of the university.
“When he sought to bring peace internationally, he said if there is international peace, we (Ghana) also benefit from it. How do we want Ghana to leverage the legacies of Kofi Annan? In our little way, we should protect and leverage his legacies,” he told Chief Jerry Forson on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM.
Dr Aning added: “His legacies are important for us as Ghanaians. How do we protect his legacies so that our children unborn will learn from it”.
“We in Ghana are not good at protecting legacies; the Nkrumah museum is not nice, ‘Asomdwe’ Park is an eyesore. Let’s encourage students to read and learn about Kofi Annan; the values he brought on board.”
The Ghanaian diplomat died in Berne, Switzerland on Saturday 18 August 2018, at the age of 80.