Amankwa Ampofo: Veteran Journalist Gives New Version Of The History Behind The Name "Accra," Peeps Disagree

Amankwa Ampofo: Veteran Journalist Gives New Version Of The History Behind The Name "Accra," Peeps Disagree

  • Social media has gone agog following a statement by Amankwa Ampofo regarding the name "Accra"
  • In an interview, the veteran journalist said "Accra" is an English abbreviation, which was given by the British
  • Peeps who reacted to the video have expressed their diverse opinions, with many expressing doubts about the credibility of his claim

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A veteran Ghanaian journalist and historian, Amankwa Ampofo has stoked controversy after he revealed that the name of Ghana's capital, Accra, has an unpopular history behind it.

Speaking in an interview with Fiifi Banson, the former broadcaster at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) rubbished the notion that the name Accra is derived from any local language.

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Amankwa Ampofo speaks on the idea behind the name "Accra" Photo credit:@onua951fm/Twitter @Kwame Kwegyir-Addo/Getty Images
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He explained that in 1877, the British in the bid to relocate Ghana's capital settled on present-day Accra, but realized that the place was very populated by people from many African countries who had all kinds of traits and attitudes.

He stated that the British then described the capital city as "A city containing rough Africans," which was later abbreviated to “Accra.”

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The revelation by the historian really surprised the host, Fiifi Banson, who admitted that he never knew this.

Watch the video below.

Peeps react to the video

Ghanaians who reacted to the revelation by the historian expressed diverse opinions, with many expressing their disagreement.

Abakwam wrote:

This one de33333, Tooli paaaa oooo

jayy stated:

if this is true then our History has failed us. Gh, tweaaaa, we are learning non fa zalaaaaa

Kay Prince added:

He said research, so who came up with the name "ACCRA" and what is his name?

Lil Win claims Accra and Kumasi are the only relevant regions in Ghana

Earlier, reported that famous Kumawood actor Lil Win has got tongues wagging after claiming that only Accra and Kumasi were the relevant cities in the country.

In a video, the popular actor remarked that the other regions were mere accessories that did not hold any significant value.

The statement has caused a lot of outrage and sparked a heated debate among Ghanaians, with many people lashing out at the actor's comment, describing it as unnecessary and insensitive to those in other regions of the country.

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