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The Brutal Dictatorship of Kwame Nkrumah II

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Author:
KKO
Date:
2015-02-04 18:53:45
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nd


Oh Come on, I am a Fanti and I know Fanti history, and particularly the history of education in Ghana. Fanti Chiefs sending Danquah to England to plead on their behalf? What a joke. Mfantsipim School was established on 3rd April 1876 and it already had graduates establishing schools in the southern parts of Ghana.

When the British passed the Land Grant Law in 1821, it waa a private citizen, Kwaw Ebonyi who paid for Mensah Sarbah and two other lawyers to go to London to argue successfully against that law. Which Fanti Chief would dream of going "out there to find a krakye" when there were five for tuppence locally?

In Danquah's prison letter which was published on the web a few days ago, he reminded Kwame Nkrumah of the 1948 agreement which set a ten year period for independence, which meant 1958. Does that make Danquah somebody who did not want independence for Ghana? Danquah researched and suggested the name Ghana for the independent Gold Coast. Does that sound like someone who did not want independence for Ghana?

Paa Grant paid for the stranded Kwame Nkrumah to come to Ghana, housed and fed him for three years. Does that make him someone who did not want independence for Ghana?

Our forebears sacrificed their comfort for our future. Undoubtedly there were mistakes along the line. We ought to humbly learn from their mistakes and build a better Ghana rather than distorting history and covering wrong-doing, just for the purpose of scoring cheap political points.

Adjei Sarfo's article is an excellent food for thought. We ought to debate it with candour!

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Re: nd
KKO
02-04 18:53