President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo has reacted to the death of Arch-bishop Desmond Tutu.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the iconic South African clergy, died at age 90 on Sunday, December, 26, 2021.
His death was confirmed in a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who described him as an iconic figure and a man who ’distinguished himself as a non-sectarian, inclusive champion of universal human rights
Reacting to the passing of the Anglican bishop, President Nana Addo in a Facebook post, extended the condolences and best wishes of Ghanaians to the family and country of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
According to Ghana’s President, Archbishop Desmond Tutu ‘‘ran his race set before him, and leaves behind indelible footprints in the sands of time’’.
President Nana Addo also eulogized the distinguished work of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as chairperson of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa, established by Madiba, President Nelson Mandela, which enabled a united South Africa to emerge from the debris of apartheid, much to the astonishment of many in South Africa and around the world.
President Nana Addo further described Desmond Tutu in the following seminal words:
‘’one of Africa’s most noble, patriotic sons, Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu. Redoubtable priest, arguably the greatest religious leader of his generation, renowned freedom fighter, fearless anti-apartheid activist, committed human rights leader, iconic Nobel Peace Prize winner’’.
Since his death, commiserating messages have been pouring in from and around the world.
As part of efforts in celebrating this illustrious African son, flags in South Africa and all diplomatic missions overseas are to be hoisted at half-mast.