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June 4 1979 - A History Remembered

June 4 2013 is 34 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

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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.
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Following the uprising, an Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) was set up under the chairmanship of Flt.-Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
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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.
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Victim: Brigadier Afrifa who overthrew Nkrumah
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Victim: Gen. Frederick William Kwasi Akuffo
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Victim: Rear-Admiral Amedume
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The people supported & hailed the coup
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JJ met "communist revolutionaries" like Castro
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.. Thomas Sankara
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Doing the people's work
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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.
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Rawlings marking 32nd June 4 Uprising