President Nana Akufo-Addo has toured the contributions of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, towards socio-economic development of Ghana, assuring he will forever remain in Ghanaians history.
President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance to Ghana’s ‘colonial masters’ on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, after signing the book of condolence opened for Prince Philip in Accra.
He stated emphatically that “His [Prince Philip] place in Ghanaian history is secure, and we appreciate very much his contact with us.”
The book of condolence was opened at the British High Commission in Accra.
According to Mr Akufo-Addo, “Prince Philip’s life had a positive impact on us in Ghana. Over 750,000 young Ghanaians have benefitted from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the great initiative he established in 1956, sixty-five (65) years ago, to unearth talents amongst young people the world over. It is now known in Ghana as the Head of State Award Scheme, and I had the honour, two days before his death, of cutting the sod for the construction of its own administrative office building, making Ghana one of the few countries in the world, and the second in Africa, to have such an office.”
Prince Philip passed away at the Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, aged 99.
He was married to Queen Elizabeth II for about 73 years.
His burial is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021.
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