The Youth League of the Coalition for Democratic Change has joined the world over in paying tribute to former UN Chief and Nobel Laureate Kofi Anna.
It can be recalled on Saturday, August 18 Liberians woke up to the death news of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Anna who was also instrumental in the signing of the Accra peace accord that gives birth to Liberia’s fifteen years of peace.
Reading the statement of condolence at the UN Headquarters in Monrovia the Secretary General of the Youth League Emmanuel Johnson said the legacy of the former UN Boss will continue to live in the minds of the young people as they endeavor to build a new Liberia.
Johnson who is also the Assistant Minister of Youth and Sport mentioned that Liberia owes a deep sense of gratitude to Mr. Anna because of his role played in restoring the country’s lost dignity.
“Kofi Anna was indeed a great son, he has left with us a clear path to resolve our problems; he is in our bloodstream as we know peace, in the marrow of our bones as we realized the importance of living.” The CDC Youth League Secretary noted.
He added that
“there is only one way to get rid of him and that is for us all not to see violence as an ultimate solution to conflict instead of dialogue to peace. He taught us that people don’t get to choose their circumstances but you rather get to choose your response.”
The late Peacekeeper in Chief, played a vital role during his two terms as UN Secretary-General from 1997 to 2006 when the United Nations Mission in Liberia assisted in disarming tens of thousands of Liberians and reintegrating them into society.
Also speaking, the UN Resident Coordinator in Liberia His Excellency Yacoub El Hillo charged the young people Liberia to maintain the legacy of Kofi Anna.
He said one of the ways to save the image of the former UN Chief is by avoiding activities that are counterproductive to the peace process.
Mr. El Hillo who described Mr. Anna as a model of force and global giant whose existence has brought peace to the affected parts of the world.