Ghanaians react as photo of nation’s first dentist pops up

Ghanaians react as photo of nation’s first dentist pops up

- A photo of Ghana's first dentist, Robert Edward Lee, has surfaced online and it is stimulating reactions from social media users

- Lee, together with his wife who was also a dentist, relocated to Ghana after living in the United States for sometime

- He was born on May 13, 1920 and passed away on July 5, 2010

A photo of Ghana’s first dentist, Robert Edward Lee, has surfaced online and attracted mixed reactions from a cross-section of Ghanaians.

Lee, YEN.com.gh understands, was born in South Carolina on May 13, 1920, to an African-American family.

Ghana the Black Star of Africa reports that he studied dentistry in Tenessee and later relocated to Ghana with his wife Sarah.

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The Lees are reportedly the first Black dentists in Ghana.

In the 1970’s Lee involved himself in a campaign to refurbish the forts on Ghana’s coasts as monuments.

The plan, per reports available, was to preserve them as monuments of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Robert Lee lived in Ghana until he passed away on July 5, 2010, and social media users have expressed their admiration for his work.

Kwansa-Adjei recalls his mother once took him to Lee's clinic at Osu in Accra

Manihey adds that Lee was the father of the popular Kojo Lee

Zuta however wondered what happened to people's teeth before 1956 when Lee arrived in Ghana

Keylove prayed that Lee rests in peace

To Marriner, Lee's life was one that was well lived

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh is in possession of photos of a Malawian school dropout, William Kamkwamba, who created a windmill from junk.

Information available shows that Kamkwamba used his invention to provide power for his family’s home.

Kamkwamba reportedly learnt how to create the device after reading two books, Using Energy and How it Works, which are focused on the use of a windmill to generate electricity.

News of invention soon spread and led to international fame that brought with it several opportunities.

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