Former President John Mahama on Wednesday signed a book of condolence that has been opened at the British High Commission in Accra for the deceased Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.
Mr. Mahama would later post photos of the brief signing on his social media page, accompanied by a eulogy for the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philips, he wrote, lived “a long and fulfilling life during which he touched the lives of many across the world, especially young people.”
He added that the vacuum he has left will be difficult to fill, consoling Queen Elizabeth ll, the Monarch of England.
“May his gentle soul find peaceful repose,” he wrote.
Prince Philips died on April 9 at age 99 after a short illness. According to a statement from the Buckingham Palace, his passing was peaceful.
He left behind four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
In his lifetime, he had courted controversies for his snide remarks about other cultures that have been described as racist and prejudiced, including referring to Asians as “Slit eyes” and Caribbean Islanders as slaves as well as referencing a primitive connotation to Australian natives when he asked them during a visit whether they still speared themselves.