- The President has paid tribute to the Prince Philip
- President Akufo Addo described the Prince as a “devoted companion of the last 73 years
- Kwame Nkrumah has been spotted in a photograph with the Prince
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President Akufo-Addo has paid tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip following his death.
In a message to the Royal Family and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the president described the Prince as a “devoted companion of the last seventy-three (73) years”, President Akufo-Addo recounted their visits to 1961 and in 1999, adding that “the Ghanaian people have excellent memories of his dynamic and engaging personality.”
President Akufo-Addo, in conclusion, stressed that “the British people have lost a redoubtable public servant, and we wish him peaceful rest in the bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.”
The relationship between Prince Philip and Ghana relates back to the pre-independence of Ghana. This was pictured in photograph with the founder of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
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The legislator for the Manso Adubia Constituency in the Ashanti Region has threatened to resign should the president fail in fixing bad roads and constructing new ones in his constituency.
Speaking at a radio station in the Ashanti Region, Yaw Frimpong Addo further warned that he will not put his energies into campaigning for the party in the 2024 elections if untarred roads are not fixed by that time.
“If roads remain as they are – untarred – I will resign. I will not even bother contesting for the NPP in 2024,” he expressed.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament is confident that the Akufo-Addo administration will do everything possible to achieve all campaign promises as he declares 2021 as the year of roads.
Ghanaian military officer, General Henry Kwami Anyidoho, has been celebrated as Rwandans on April 7 marked the 26th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group.
During the grisly 1994 genocide in Rwanda, General Anyidoho led a Ghanaian contingent deployed to serve in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) under Canadian General Roméo Dallaire.
The escalation of the genocide in the East African nation called for the peacekeeping troops to be evacuated from the country.
General Anyidoho, however, was one of the few foreign peacekeeping troops who consciously refused to abandon Rwandans to their fate in defiance of the Security Council order to evacuate.
In a Facebook post, a former deputy editor for Focus on Africa at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Ben Dostei Malor recalled that in 2014, during a speech in Accra, Rwandan President Paul Kagame paid tribute to the valour, humanity, and leadership of General Anyidoho and the valiant Ghanaian peacekeepers he commanded to stay on to save lives.
The illustrious son of Ghana, General Anyidoho, in his book, Guns over Kigali, acknowledges the role of teamwork in surviving the dark days during the genocide, according to the post by Ben Dotsei Malor.
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