By AGRA Content Hub

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

It is with shock and sadness that I received the news of the demise of AGRA Director, and my friend Linah Mohohlo, which occurred on Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Linah brought the power of her leadership and compassion to one of the most important humanitarian issues of our time, the role of financial inclusion in the development of Africa.

Her brilliance, passion and commitment to the improvement of women’s livelihoods in Africa was encapsulated in her unwavering service on the AGRA Board of Directors from the year 2012 to the time of her passing. In joining the AGRA Board, she answered the late Founding Chair Kofi Annan’s call for a new vision for agricultural development in Africa.

Linah’s death is mourned by an entire continent and we at AGRA share the grief of the government and people of Botswana on the loss of a national and global treasure. We will miss her immeasurable contribution and the love that she so effectively expressed through thought leadership and action.

Linah’s greatest commitment and love was for her family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Linah touched so many lives with her work and today we celebrate her life. Rest in Peace dear Sister.

Hailemariam Dessalegn

Former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia/ Chair of the AGRA Board of Directors