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As the world mourns the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has paid a tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family.
The President in a message recounted the visits the Duke and Queen paid Ghana in 1961 and 1991.
He also said the Duke of Edinburgh’s life had a positive impact on the country.
The President said, “Over seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) young Ghanaians have benefitted from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the great initiative he established in 1956, sixty-five (65) years ago, to unearth talents amongst young people the world over.”
“It is now known in Ghana as the Head of State Award Scheme, and I had the honour, two days before his death, of cutting the sod for the construction of its own administrative office building, making Ghana one of the few countries in the world, and the second in Africa, to have such an office. His place in Ghanaian history is secure, and we appreciate very much his contact with us,” He added.
He noted Prince Philip’s “place in Ghanaian history is secure.”
Prince Philip died at aged 99 two months to his 100th birthday.
He stepped down from royal engagements in May 2017, following a slow deterioration in his health.
Source: Ghana Waves