Dr Hilla Limann,
President of the Republic of Ghana 1979 – 1981
From Ghana Union London
The road to democracy is often long and torturous, there are several hostages, martyrs and committed people for whom the principles of democracy are more important than whatever office they eventually attain.
I feel very privileged this evening to have been allowed to pay this tribute to President Hilla Limann, teacher, scholar, economist, diplomat, President and statesman and above all a hero of democracy in Ghana and Africa.
I am doubly honoured because this is the first time that I am paying tribute to someone I was not personally acquainted with, although I lived in Ghana during the initial year that he was President. The honour also arises because I am paying this tribute on behalf of the entire executive and membership of Ghana Union London in my role as Chairman.