June 4 1979 - A History Remembered
June 4 2014 is 35 years exactly, when a group of junior officers mutinied against the ruling military government of the day - the Supreme Military Council (SMC) led by the late Lt. General F.W.K. Akuffo
The SMC was overthrown in a mass revolt of junior officers and men of the Ghana armed forces led by captain Boakye Gyan from the 5th battalion Arrakan Barracks.
Following the uprising, an Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) was set up under the chairmanship of Flt.-Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
Victim: Gen. Ignatius Kutu Acheampong :
The AFRC carried out a house-cleaning exercise in the armed forces and society at large, while restoring a sense of moral responsibility and the principle of accountability and pro- bity in public life.
Victim: Brigadier Afrifa who overthrew Nkrumah
Victim: Gen. Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo
Victim: Rear-Admiral Amedume
The people supported & hailed the coup
JJ met "communist revolutionaries" like Castro
Handing Over to Limann (Temporary): The AFRC was in office for only three months and, in pursuance of a programme already set in motion before the uprising, allowed general elections to be held.
Rawlings marking 32nd June 4 Uprising