About 200 Ghanaian returnees from Libya, who are resident in the Brong Ahafo Region have held a grand funeral to mourn former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi in Sunyani.
Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in what Libyan officials have described as a crossfire between Gaddafi loyalists and rebels. His death has ended an eight-month rebellion or revolution to oust him from office.
But the Spokesperson of the Ghanaian returnees, Thomas Kofi Twum told Adom News they don’t believe killing Gaddafi was the solution to ending the crisis in Libya adding that his death will not build the country but will destroy the State.
The returnees hailed the 42-year rule of the late Gaddafi stating that the dictator provided enough facilities in the country to alleviate poverty.
Thomas Kofi Twum, Muammar Gaddafi provided jobs for them when they arrived in Libya. “This helped us to easily settle down in the Arab state”, he added.
Meanwhile, a lecturer at the Legon Centre for International Affairs, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso has said that the death of the Libyan Leader will negatively affect the unity of the African Union.
He explained that until his death, Gaddafi was a symbol of African unity, urging member states to unite for the development of the continent.
Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso blamed the US and NATO for plotting the overthrow of the late leader while hitting out at some African leaders who he said associated themselves with the West rather than collaborating with their colleagues.
He stressed that African leaders should take some lessons from the down fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
Source: Adom News Ghana