On the 18th of August, the world lost a great man, Ghana lost a son, Kofi Annan. It has been a great pride as Ghanaians to be attached to the name and the man, Kofi Annan. Unfortunately, our illustrious son has gone to rest.
Ghanaians at home and in the diaspora have grown weary flogging the question of the legacy of a son who served the United Nations judiciously and the world at large.
Many have favoured the opinion that the Kumasi International Airport be renamed in his honour, some have argued otherwise, being of the opinion that although the Asante man served the world at large, the broader spectrum gave him little to no time for the homeland.
Incidentally in the presence of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and senior government officials, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned the construction of the second phase of the Kumasi International Airport project in June.
The 1,981m runway will be extended to 2,320m runway and taxi link as well as the construction of a new ultra-modern terminal building with a capacity of 1,000 people. this just might be the opening Ghanaians need for their dream to become a reality.
At the end of the day, everyone agrees that Kofi Annan put Ghana on the map.
In an exclusive interview with Ghanacrusader.com with Kwabena Agyepong, Press Secretary to the former President, H.E John A. Kufuor, He mentioned that, he had nothing but great admiration for the late former U.N Secretary General.
He told Ghanacrusader.com at the launch of the J. A. Kufuor Cap at the residence of the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor.
According to him, Concerning people thinking the late Kofi Annan was more focused on the international world rather than Ghana, Kwabena Agyepong justified the late statesman’s actions, insisting that he impacted the world and made Ghana proud.
“Everybody in their circumstances, he (Kofi Annan) spent most of his life working in the United Nations and serving our world,” shared Mr Agyepong; “He has impacted on the world and everyone knew he was a Ghanaian and that gave us a lot of credit,” he added heartily.
He gave his support and insisted that Kofi Annan had done well for the world and for Ghana and if anything, Ghana would benefit renaming the Kumasi airport after him.
“His life brought honour to the Ghanaian people. Ghana deserves to attach his name to us, it will glorify us. I am in favour of the Kofi Annan International airport in Kumasi,” he said.