Prof Awoonor’s “The Promise Of Hope” Is Borne Out Of Ghana’s State Of Hopelessness

As it has been established that the Late Professor Kofi Awoonor who was shot in Nairobi, Kenya was going to launch his book entitled “The Promise Of Hope”, the National Youth Organizer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has asserted that the inspiration of the book is derived from the economic depression in the country.

Addressing the purpose of the book by the late Professor on Okay FM, the NPP communicator said “Professor Kofi Awoonor’s book “The Promise Of Hope” is borne out of the fact that Ghana is in the state of hopelessness”.

According to Emmanuel Atefuah Danso, the book by Kofi Awoonor was meant to draw the world’s attention to Ghana in support of its developmental activities before he accidentally met his untimely death in a terrorist attack that occurred at the Westgate Mall, on the day of the book launch in Kenya.

Prof. Awoonor died alongside 61 others in the attack.

His body was met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport Wednesday afternoon by his wife and kingpins of the NDC, including Hon. E.T Mensah, Koku Anyidoho, NDC Chairman, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Dan Abodakpi, National Security Coordinator Larry Gbevlo Lartey, Capt. (Rtd) KojoTsikata, Kofi Adams and many more.

Prof Awoonor about two months ago wrote his biography and instructed his family on how his funeral should be organized.

Per the poet’s wishes, as contained in his will, his body is not to be seen by strangers.

He will also be buried at a site he specifically chose in his will.

The cremation will take place on October 3rd and then on 11th October, he will be given a state burial.

He will be finally laid to rest in his hometown, Wheta in the Volta Region on the 9th of November.


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Prof Awoonor’s “The Promise Of Hope” Is Borne Out Of Ghana’s State Of Hopelessness

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