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Trans Volta Togoland and the refuseniks of the union with Ghana

Comment: Re: REVISED READERFRIENDLY VERSION

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Totoman
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2008-05-09 02:56:42
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REVISED READERFRIENDLY VERSION


Excellent reading. Although I grew up in the 50s and was part of Nkrumah's "Young Pioneers", I was not old enough to appreciate the history that was unfolding around me. All I knew and cared for was that I was smartly attired in my starched khaki shorts and shirt, scarf around my neck and a cowboy hat and shining boot to match, and I was the toast of my village.

I remember vividly how we would get up in class and clap as soon as "Comrade" Alorzuke walked in, and continue standing and clapping until he asked us to sit down.

I especially enjoyed the drills and the little perks that came with them, and it was all fun.

The sad part was on February 24, 1966 when "Comrade" Alorzuke made his last appearance at my school and when we got up to clap as we were wont to do (the day of Kotoka's coup), he told us to stop clapping and to sit down. He then proceeded to tell us that we were all to surrender our "Young Pioneer" uniforms and other accessories that were in our possession.

I took everything back except the scarf that I have kept to this day.

I do not care what the sins of Nkrumah were, but I am proud that Ghana once upon a time, had a visionary leader who brought Ghana to the world map, and I am a proud product of that Ghana.

Oh, how I long for those days.

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Re: REVISED READERFRIENDLY VERSION
Totoman
05-09 02:56
MIKE OTCHERE{CANADA}
05-11 15:19