Ghanaians react to video of Lt. Gen. Kotoka’s funeral (Video)

Ghanaians react to video of Lt. Gen. Kotoka’s funeral (Video)

- A video of the late Lt. Gen. Emmanuel Kotoka's burial has surfaced online and has generated various reactions

- The military man, who came to power after the coup to overthrow Dr. Nkrumah, was also killed in a coup code named "Operation Guitar Boy."

- A 2-minute video showing a memorial service held in his honour and performed in a local language is trending online

Some Ghanaians have expressed their opinions about a video of the burial service of the late Lt. General Emmanuel Kotoka.

The military man lost his life in the course of an abortive coup, dubbed “Operation Guitar Boy” on Monday April 17, 1967.

Kotoka was a member of the National Liberation Council (NLC), which assumed office after a coup d'état on February 24, 1966 which led to the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s exit from office.

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Kotoka initially trained as a goldsmith but switched careers and ended up in the military.

Lt. Moses Yeboah, who killed Kotoka, was tried together with a colleague soldier and they were executed by a military tribunal.

YEN.com.gh understands that the Ghana International Airport was named after Kotoka, as he lost his life at the spot which now forms part of the forecourt of the airport.

His statue, till today, stands at the exact spot where he lost his life.

A video of his funeral has however generated mixed reactions from some Ghanaians:

@Qwamy_mony was grateful for the history lesson

@DellasDeMartian labelled Kotoka as the source of Ghana's problems

@Adjeteysticky vowed to petition the Jubilee House to change the airport's name

@pee_milla also accused Kotoka of being part of Ghana's problems

@HonOngoya believes Kotoka betrayed Nkrumah and Ghana

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YEN.com.gh understands that Manuel has become the first woman to grab seven medals in such a competition.

Manuel is on record as being the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.

She won four gold and three silver medals in one week, blackamericanweb.com reports.

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Source: Yen

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