Captain Tsikata Was My Mentor And Close Friend- Dr. Kwabena Duffour Pays Tribute
Former Finance Minister and leading member of the National Democratic Congress, Dr. Kwabena Duffour has paid glowing tribute to the memory of the late Capt. Kojo Tsikata, describing him as a revolutionist whose commitment to Africa’s liberation transcended the shores of the continent.
In a Facebook post, Dr. Duffour praised the former Military man for his exploits and contribution to Africa’s democracy.
“A gallant soldier, a Pan-Africanist and a historical figure, whose personal ideals and patriotism to Ghana and Africa’s democratic construction process will outlive him and his memories will be erected in the historical annals of the Africa continent and beyond”. Said Dr. Duffour.
The Former Head of National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Provisional National Defence Council(PNDC) died in the wee hours of Saturday, November 20. Family sources say the retired army officer will be given a private burial
Although the cause of death is unknown speculations are that the former Military Captain had been sick for a while now.
The 85-year-old was appointed in 1982 under the Jerry Rawlings administration and oversaw national security from 1982 and later joined the Rawlings administration on January 21, 1995. Captain Tsikata was a holder of the Solidarity Award and the Order of “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes”, conferred by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba.