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August, 2017

July, 2017

  • 31 July

    Ghana In Retrospect Part 9: General Akuffo and the SMC II; July 5, 1978-June 4, 1979

    By Anthony Obeng Afrane The exit of Acheampong led to the reconstitution of the Supreme Military Council with General Akuffo as Head of State and Chairman. He was sworn into office on July 6, 1978 by the Chief Justice, Justice F. K. Apaloo. Akuffo accused Acheampong of having divided the …

  • 30 July

    Ghana In Retrospect Part 8: THE FALL OF ACHEAMPONG

    By Anthony Obeng Afrane Notwithstanding the initial economic strides made by the NRC, it soon faced enormous problems which plunged the country into an economic crisis. 1975 proved to be a critical turning point, and by 1977, the economic problems had become overwhelming. The credit extended to the state by …

  • 29 July

    Ghana In Retrospect Part 7: The National Redemption Council (NRC)

    by Anthony Obeng Afrane Ghana’s second attempt at democratic administration suffered a set-back when Colonel Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, then Commander of the Fifth Battalion staged a successful coup d’ etat to oust Busia’s government on 13 January, 1972. A military junta – the National Redemption Council, NRC was formed with …

  • 27 July

    Ghana in Retrospect Part 6: The Fall of Busia

    By: Anthony Obeng Afrane Despite the remarkable achievements of Busia in a period of twenty-six months, he was overthrown in a coup d’ etat on January 13, 1972. The architect of the plot from the Fifth Infantry Brigade of the Ghana Army gave a number of grounds: political, social and …

  • 26 July

    Ghana in Retrospect Part 5: Ghana Under BUSIA, October 1969 – January 1972

    By: Anthony Obeng Afrane The Second Republic was inaugurated at the Independence Square on October 1, 1969 with Dr. K. A. Busia as the Prime Minister and Mr. Edward Akufo Addo as the ceremonial President. In his inaugural address, Busia said, “We think the yardstick by which our success or …

  • 25 July

    Ghana in Retrospect Part 4: The Alleged Role of The Danquah-Busia (UP) Tradition in Nkrumah’s Overthrow

    by Anthony Obeng Afrane Clement Sangaparee’s account: Ghanaians have always prided themselves as being a peace loving and cultured people to whom violence and bloodletting is an aberration. However, violence, tribalism, greed and bloodletting were the norm of the Danquah (Busia tradition whenever they lost general elections to Dr. Nkrumah’s …