Ghana’s President resident Akufo-Addo has expressed sadness as he mourned the passing of renowned Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo at her burial service.
The renowned poet,feminist and academic died on Wednesday, May 31 aged 81 after a short illness.
The service, attended by prominent figures from the literary and cultural spheres, served as a platform to honour the remarkable contributions Aidoo made to the world of literature.
In an emotional tribute at the burial service of the late Playwright at the forecourt of the State House in Accra, President Akufo-Addo appreciated Ama Ata Aidoo’s unparalleled talent and described her as a literary icon whose words resonated with readers around the globe.
The President noted that Aidoo’s literary prowess extended beyond the pages of her books, as she used her voice and pen to champion social justice, women’s empowerment, and African identity.
President Akufo-Addo also eulogized the late Author for her immense contribution to the development of Ghana and the African continent.
The President went on to express his gratitude for Aidoo’s dedication to nurturing young talents and lauded their friendship over the years.
President Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians and the world will miss Ama Ata Aidoo not only for her literary brilliance but also for her indomitable spirit and unwavering commitment to advancing African literature and culture.