Kumepreko Demo: Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako, et al celebrate 25th anniversary

Kumepreko Demo: Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako, et al celebrate 25th anniversary

On May 11, 1995, Nana Akufo-Addo, some outspoken politicians and journalists led over 100,000 Ghanaians in a massive demonstration against then-President Jerry John Rawlings.

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The demonstration dubbed ‘Kumepreko’ is considered the biggest in the fourth republic.

It was also considered as one of the rare demos against the military. It was indeed a massive revolution.

Kumepreko Demo: Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako et al celebrate 25th anniversary

Kumepreko Demo: Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako, et al celebrate 25th anniversary. Source: Peacefmonline.com
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The demonstration was a protest by Ghanaian against the Value Added Tax (VAT) initiative which was introduced under the Jerry John Rawlings administration.

Kumepreko Demo: Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako, et al celebrate 25th anniversary

The 1995 Kumepreko architects meet again. Source: Peacefmonline.com
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The demonstration which started peacefully became violent resulting in the deaths of some of the protestors.

Kumepreko Demo: Akufo-Addo, Kweku Baako, et al celebrate 25th anniversary

The 1995 Kumepreko architects meet again. Source: Peacefmonline.com
Source: UGC

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25-years down the lane, Akufo-Addo is President of the republic and he and some of his compatriots meet in Accra to mark the day.

Those at the forefront of this protest were Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Now the President of Ghana), Dr. Charles Wreko Brobbey (Politician), Kwasi Pratt Jnr (Journalist), Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe (Politician), Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako (Journalist), Akoto Ampaw (Lawyer), Victor Newman (Politician), Kwaku Opoku (Politician), Napoleon Abdulai (Politician) and Agyiri Blankson (Politician).

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan is sponsoring the construction of a rough road in an area in Accra.

The name of the specific area is yet to be known, however, Gyan has revealed in an Instagram live video on Sunday, May 17, that he’s paying for the full cost of constructing the road.

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