President Akufo-Addo has reacted to the death of the late celebrated author Professor Ama Atta Aidoo describing it as sad.
The President extended his deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
In a series of tweets, the President indicated that the late author made a tremendous contribution to the development of our country and continent.
The tweets read “I heard of the news of the death of Ama Ata Aidoo with sadness and sorrow. I extend deepest sympathies and condolences to her children and family on their great loss.
She was my contemporary at the University of Ghana, someone with whom I enjoyed friendly and productive relations. Ama Ata Aidoo was a big Ghanaian, and one of the outstanding writers of her generation.
Through her work, she made a tremendous contribution to the development of our country and continent, and expressed so many of our feelings about our fate as Ghanaians and, indeed, as Africans.
We will miss her; the continent and the world will miss her. She had a reach that was beyond Ghana. May her soul rest in perfect peace until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen!”
Ama Atta Aidoo, a former Education Minister and renowned author of ‘The Dilemma of a Ghost’, has passed on.
The family confirmed the death of the author this week, saying she died peacefully at home.
“With deep sorrow but in the hope of the resurrection, informs the general public that our beloved relative and writer passed away in the early hours of this morning Wednesday, May 31, 2023, after a short illness,” the family said in a statement.
The family head, Kwamena Essandoh Aidoo added, “Funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.”
The family requests of the general public privacy in its difficult moments of grief, the statement added.