An executive at the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, Patrick Hayford, has praised Kofi Annan for staying in contact with his African roots yet keeping up a worldwide standpoint when he was alive.
Mr Hayford said the simplicity with which the late previous UN Secretary-General consolidated these identity perspectives as a part of his identity is the explanation behind his prosperity at the UN and his interest to numerous over the globe.
Kofi Annan had written in his collection of memoirs, ‘Intercessions’, that his dad saw “no logical inconsistency in being African in personality and European in viewpoint; a patriot and in addition a conventionalist, an advocate of political change and upholder of estimations of regard, pride, train and diligent work that has changed his own life and profession.”
Mr Hayford trusts that section from Mr Annan’s book is recounting the charming beauty with which the worldwide symbol directed his issues.
“That is the sort of home he originated from – African in character, yet European in viewpoint. So Mr Kofi Annan was a worldwide resident. He was agreeable all over the place.
“He didn’t do the race thing. He was not waving the Black thing in everyone’s face. No. He knew his identity, he knew where he originated from; he was sure, lucid and concentrated on his central goal as Secretary General of the UN and that is the thing that hit home so broadly,” he said on PM Express, a present undertakings program on MultiTV’s Joy News channel, Thursday evening.
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