President Nana Addo Nana Akufo-Addo says Mr Atukwei Okai is a great writer.
He said this when he sympathized with the family of the late Atukwei Okai.
He advised the youth to lead a good life so that they can be recognized and praised by people.
Professor Atukwei Okai died on Friday 13th July at the Korle By Teaching hospital, Friday after a short illness.
He was the Secretary-General of the Pan African Writers Association of Ghana.
Prof Akilakpa Sawyerr on behalf of the Odoi and Okai families confirmed the death of the national icon in a terse statement issued shortly after his death.
Prof Okai, 77, is noted for his excellent poetry recitation and is believed to be one of the first real poetry performers to have emerged in Africa.
Prof Okai was survived by a wife and five daughters.