The Executive Representative of the UN Secretary-General (ERSG) has offered his condolences to the bereaved family, the government and people of Sierra Leone for the death of the country’s former President, Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah; a development he said has left him saddened.
Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen said in a statement that Mr. Kabbah, who died on Thursday 13 March, will be remembered as a dedicated statesman who demonstrated leadership during and after Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war. He helped to steer the country along the path of peace and stability that it enjoys today, he added.
“He will also be remembered for his 22 years of dedicated service as fellow UN colleagues, working for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in United Nations Headquarters, Lesotho, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe since 1970,” Toyberg-Frandzen noted.
The ERSG recalled fondly working for Pa Kabbah at UNDP in New York.
At this time of mourning, the ERSG reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to working alongside the government and the people of Sierra Leone in its efforts to continue to build peace and prosperity for all Sierra Leoneans.