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General News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020


Kumepreko @25: Akufo Addo, Kweku Baako others exchange elbow bump greetings

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, and others, exchanged pleasantries to mark the 25th anniversary of the "Kumepreko" demonstration.

In a couple of photos making the rounds on social media, the President was seen sharing pleasantries using the elbow, considering that’s part of the new normal in this coronavirus era.

He also congratulated his fellow compatriots for contributing to Ghana’s freedom.

“These Gentlemen deserve credit for their courage which contributed to the freedom we enjoy today,” the caption read

Kume Preko was the name given to an anti-government demonstration that occurred in Ghana in 1995, led by Nana Akufo-Addo. The protest took place in opposition to the Value Added Tax (VAT) initiative which was introduced under the Jerry John Rawlings administration.

Those at the forefront of this protest were Nana Akufo-Addo, Dr Charles Wreko Brobbey, Kwasi Pratt Jnr, Dr Nayarko Tamakloe, Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako, Akoto Ampaw, Victor Newman, Kwaku Opoku, Napoleon Abdulai and was also joined by some 100,000 people.

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