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Biography of Emmanuel Odarkwei Obetsebi-Lamptey

Emmanuel Odarkwei Obetsebi-Lamptey (26 April 1902 – 29 January 1963) was a political activist in the British colony of the Gold Coast. He was one of the founding fathers of Ghana and one of the founders and leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) known as “The Big Six”. He was the father of NPP politician Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey. He played a vital role …

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Biography of George Alfred Grant

George Alfred Grant, popularly known as Paa Grant (15 August 1878 – 30 October 1956), was a merchant and politician in the Gold Coast who has been called “the father of Gold Coast politics”. As a political activist, he was a founder and the first president of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in August 1947. He was …

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Biography of Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah, the “doyen of Gold Coast politics”

Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah (18 December 1895 – 4 February 1965) was a Ghanaian politician, scholar, lawyer and statesman. He was a politician in pre- and post-colonial Ghana, which was formerly the Gold Coast, and is credited with giving Ghana its current name. During his political career, Danquah was one of the primary …

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