Source: Ghanaian American Journal (GAJ)
By: Jerry Kwabena K. Adinkra
On March 6, 2019, Ghanaians in New York were not left out of Ghana’s Independece Day celebrations. Perhaps the most popular borough in New York, the Borough of Brooklyn proclaimed March 6, as Kofi Annan Day. Brooklyn is historically known for its diverse demographic. Ghanaians in Brooklyn are known for their large, strong and vibrant Ghanaian-American community. They are known to have contributed immensely to the cultural landscape for which the Borough of Brooklyn stands on.
The postumous proclamation graciously lauded the former United Nations Secretary General, for his monumental contributions to the world. It read in part “Where as, on behalf of all Brooklynites, I salute Kofi A. Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations and the founder and chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, who has been praised for being pre-eminent in bringing new life to the United Nations.”
“I applaud him for having established the Kofi Annan Foundation as a catalyst for lasting peace and inclusive governance by anticipating looming threats to security, development, and human rights, for having elaborated solutions and set in motion the political will to see these solutions implemented, and having been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, with the United Nations.” Signed, the borough President, Mr. Eric L. Adams.
Among the dignitires in attendance was the President of the Borough of Brooklyn, Mr. Eric L. Adams, Ghana’s Consul General of New York, Professor Samuel K. Amoako, Madam Ama Dwimoh, Special Counsel to the Brooklyn Borough President, Mr. Jerry Kwabena K. Adinkra, Brooklyn Ambassador.