Veteran politician’s grave is now a beer bar, and Ghanaians are angry

Veteran politician’s grave is now a beer bar, and Ghanaians are angry

- Paa Grant's tomb is located at Axim, in the Western region

- He is known to have founded Ghana's first political party, the UGCC

- Aside politics, he was a successful merchant in the Gold Coast era

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Information reaching YEN indicates that the tomb of the founder of Ghana’s first political party, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), George Alfred Grant, who was popularly referred to as Paa Grant, has now been turned into a drinking spot.

Veteran politician’s grave is now a beer bar, and Ghanaians are angry

Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku

This has left a sour taste in the mouths of many Ghanaians, as it is nothing less than gross disrespect for a statesman who paid his dues to mother Ghana.

The director of Creative Arts, at the National Commission on Culture (NCC), Socrate Safo released the images on social media, after paying a visit to the site of the tomb at Axim, in the Western Region.

Veteran politician’s grave is now a beer bar, and Ghanaians are angry

The grave is now a beer bar

One is therefore left to wonder if such is the way the country could best honour the late politician’s memory.

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Paa Grant was a trader and political figure in the then Gold Coast.

Taking into consideration his immense role in the political landscape of the country then, he was nicknamed “the father of Gold Coast politics”.

Veteran politician’s grave is now a beer bar, and Ghanaians are angry

Paa Grant's house at Axim, in the Western region

He founded the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), the country’s first political party, in 1947 with the aim of fighting for political independence.

He passed away on 30th October 1956.

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