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Busia daughter's open letter to Akufo-Addo on politics of Ghana

Comment: Don't rubbish Danquah just to lift Busia

2019-08-28 17:12:12
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Busia daughter's open letter to Akufo-Addo on poli

Nana Frema Busia, I admire your Father in so many ways for his endeavours and foresight relative to Ghana's political history, but I find your piece twisted and loaded with vendetta.

In the first place, J. B. Danquah's political activities in pre-independence Ghana is unmatched by that of K. A. Busia and and even Kwame Nkrumah in the sense that the Big Six's UGCC which neither your father was a member nor Nkrumah a pioneer, played a primacy role to get the Gold Coast out of colonial bondage, albeit politically.

Whether Kwame Nkrumah's rebellious move resulting in the formation of CPP, truncated the functions of the UGCC and therefore J. B. Danquah, or not, as you believe, is not the issue, but rather who played a PIONEER role towards decolonization of The Gold Coast. Even the name Ghana, came about because of the research of Danquah, not Busia's. That alone tells you that Danquah was a giant when it comes to our political discourse.

Your argument that K A. Busia's international recognition and scholarship surpass that of J. B.Danqua's might be true, but you have to understand that we are talking about a Ghana "specific" scenario, not "international".

I understand that your father was no minor in terms of Ghana's politics and deserves a great recognition, but in my opinion, rubbishing equally an astute political icon like Danquah just to achieve that, is neither right nor reasonable, because both your father, K. A. Busia and J. B. Danquah played great roles in Ghana's political space.
Do not rubbish Danquah, just to elevate Busia.

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