GHANA SIGNS BOOK OF CONDOLENCE FOR LEE KUAN YEW
His Excellency, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Henry Smith, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, on Thursday March 26, 2015 joined his colleague Ambassadors in Washington DC metropolis to sign a book of condolence opened at the Singapore Embassy following the passing of that country’s founding Leader, Lee Kuan Yew.
Lee Kuan Yew, who passed away on Monday 23 March 2015, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and ruled for three decades. He stepped down as prime Minister in 1990 to ensure a stable leadership renewal.
The late Singapore leader was recognised as the founding father of modern day Singapore. After stepping aside as Prime Minister, he assumed an advisory post of Minister Mentor from 2004 to 2011.
Lee Kuan Yew, in total held successive Ministerial positions for 56 years and served as Member of Parliament till March 23, 2014.
Ambassador Smith paid a glowing tribute to the late Leader and signed the book of condolence on behalf of the President, His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, the government and people of Ghana.