Akufo-Addo Pays Tribute To Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo, Labels Her ‘Big Ghanaian’

His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised deceased Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo for her enormous assistance to Ghana and Africa’s development.

He described the celebrated Playwright and Poet as a “big Ghanaian”, and “one of the outstanding writers of her generation”.

“Through her work, she made a tremendous contribution to the development of our country and continent, and expressed so many of our feelings about our fate as Ghanaians and, indeed, as Africans.”

The President, in an homage to the late Aidoo, disseminated on his Facebook page, on Friday, June 02, extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

“I heard the news of the death of Ama Ata Aidoo with sadness and sorrow,” he said.

The iconic author passed on in the early hours of Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the prime age of 81, an announcement by the bereaved family confirmed.

Aidoo, one of Africa’s most prominent authors, served as Ghana’s Education Minister from 1982 to 1983.

President Nana Akufo-Addo wrote: “We will miss her, the continent and the world will miss her.”

He said the deceased had a reach that was beyond Ghana.

“May her soul rest in perfect peace until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!”

© 2023 • Story By Edem Latsu Nukafu
Writer’s email: edemlatsu093@gmail.com

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