The Free State ANC held a Kofi Annan Memorial Lecture in Bloemfontein yesterday, inviting Ghanaian natives from the province to join in the event. This took place on the same day as the funeral of the former Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Annan from Ghana was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 during his term at the UN between 1997 and 2006.
The lecture was attended by various members of the Bloemfontein Ghanaian Community. Solomon Quansah, Public Relations Officer of the organisation, said that it was an honour to be a part of the memorial lecture.
“We expect a very honourable memorial lecture. We expect the Free State ANC government to also say something about the good work that he has done for Africa and the world as a whole,” said Quansah before the lecture.
Speakers included provincial members of the ANC as well as of the Ghanaian community at Bram Fischer Building.
Constance Faah said that although Annan’s death is a sad event for herself and her countrymen, she was glad that he was being honoured. “Not everyone shows support when you go through difficulty so we thank everyone here as we are here as a way to bury our father, Kofi Annan,” explained Faah. – Nomaqhawe Mtebele