Dsane family grateful to Akufo-Addo, others – Starr Fm


The NII Okan Tsuru Dsane Family of Teshie Kle-Krobo has expressed its profound gratitude to President Akufo-Addo and his vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, political parties, members of the diplomatic corps, individuals and institutions, who supported it to hold the final funeral rites of the late Dr. Kofi Nyan Dsane-Selby.

The mortal remains of the late Dr. Dsane-Selby, Ghana’s former Ambassador to Italy and France under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, was laid to rest in Cape Coast on 10th September 2017 after a funeral ceremony which took place at the forecourt of the State House on 8th September.

The family in a statement to the media, expressed gratitude to individuals and institutions like the Ridge Church, the Parish Priest of Accra, among others, for their support.

The Dsane Family, led by its  head, William Boyd Dsane, described the former ambassador to France and Italy as a dedicated gentleman, adding that he contributed tremendously to the advancement of democracy and the ongoing socioeconomic development of Ghana.

Mr. William Dsane urged the youth to emulate late Dr. Kofi Dsane-Selby’s sterling example of patriotism and selfless service to God and country.

The family head also encouraged the new generation of the Dsane and Dsane-Selby families, home and abroad to come together and develop their families and the country as a whole.

“In this era of technology, it is very easy to locate one another and to communicate anywhere in the world; you, therefore, would have no excuse for not getting in touch with one another to plan the progress of your families”, Mr. William Dsane explained.

In a short memory of Dr. Kofi Dsane-Selby shared at the Thanksgiving service on Sunday, he was eulogized as a true patriot, whose honesty was unquestionable.

The former diplomat was said to have pursued his civil service and political career with great passion and dedication; and also known as a man with enviable love and care for his family.

He was a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He contested the Presidential candidature of the party twice- with Prof. Albert Adu-Boahene in 1992 and former President, John Agyekum Kuffour in 1996, but lost on all occasions.

He was later appointed by former president Kuffour as Ambassador to France and later to Italy.

The President, Akufo-Addo, former Presidents, Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kuffor and John Dramani Mahama attended the burial service held at the forecourt of the state house in Accra on September 8, 2017; with vice President, Alhaji Mahmoud Bawumia, former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, ministers and other state officials attending the Thanksgiving service on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Also in attendance was the deputy minister for foreign affairs, Hon. Mohammed Habib Tijani, and the greater Accra regional chairman of the NDC, Mr. Addey Coker.



Published on 15 September 2017 | 10:10 am at Source