The former Head of State added, “To be a Catholic is a responsibility that must be taken seriously by all who profess the Catholic faith.”
Leaders from around the continent have paid their tributes, remembering the former President as “a great statesman” who contributed toward peace and a sense of stewardship among Africans.
“Africa has lost an icon and a great statesman whose contribution to peace and prosperity of the continent will be remembered for generations to come. We will forever be grateful for his efforts to open the eyes of Africans especially on the management of their resources to develop their own countries,” Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said.
President Kenyatta added, “His leadership style transformed the minds of many people of this continent to see their possibilities in achieving the best with what they have.”
(Story continues below)
Subscribe to our daily newsletter
At ACI Africa, our team is committed to reporting the truth with courage, integrity, and fidelity to our faith. We provide news from Africa, as seen through the teachings of the Catholic Church - so that you can grow in your Catholic faith.
When you subscribe to the ACI Africa Updates, we will send you a daily email with links to the news you need.
Use the form below to stay informed, and to tell us where we can send the ACI Africa Updates!
As part of this free service you may receive occasional offers from us at EWTN News and EWTN. We won't rent or sell your information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
On his part, Liberia’s President George Weah expressed his sympathies to the people of God in Ghana, the Rawlings family and Africans in general for “the death of a great statesman.”
“Ghana, Liberia and Africa will miss a great leader,” President Weah posted on Twitter and added that his country remembers Rawlings’ “immense contribution to the attainment and sustainment of peace during the dark days of our own history.”
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, said, “Africa has lost a stalwart of Pan-Africanism and a charismatic continental statesman.”
On his part, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has eulogized the former President of Ghana as “the sterling quality of the great leader” that “the entire continent will sorely miss.”
Damian Avevor in Ghana contributed to this story