Taking the mantle from Kofi Annan: Role of African youth


I was in faraway Mafi Akukokpo, a small village in the Mafi Zongo Electoral Area of the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region, Ghana, West Africa when I heard of the sudden demise of a hero, mentor, role model, peace advocate and governance icon, Kofi Annan.

That community is one of the most deprived in Ghana and has been in the news lately for their lack of potable water. As their Local Assembly Member, I could not sleep after watching the video of the poor women, children and men drinking a water that is “muddy, brownish, unclean and thick as porridge”, unhygienic and contaminated from unwholesome source. We have appealed to authorities to help solve the challenges but to no avail and the only option left was to involve the media. So definitely I was in the community with some…

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