The protest was held to precise displeasure on the Worth Added Tax (VAT) initiative launched by the then Jerry John Rawlings authorities in addition to the untold financial hardships skilled by Ghanaians on the time.
Mr. Kwesi Pratt in an interview on Paul Adom Otchere’s Good Night Ghana final Thursday singled out non-public authorized practitioner, Akoto Ampaw and politician Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby for reward.
Mr. Akoto Ampaw who was identified for writing statements for the ‘Kumi Preko’ organising group was described by Kwesi Pratt as somebody who has a super-brain.
In reminiscing the profitable demonstration, Mr. Kwesi Pratt mentioned: “To be trustworthy with you, most of our assertion was crafted by Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby. Akoto Ampaw additionally performed a key position in placing collectively statements. I’ve labored with many individuals, however of all of the individuals I’ve labored with, Akoto Ampaw is a super-brain, his mental capability is big.”
“Akoto Ampaw managed to mix actual activism together with his mental work,” the veteran journalist added.
Within the interview on Metro TV, a personal TV station, Mr. Pratt Jnr revealed that the conferences previous to the Might 11 demonstration had been principally held on the non-public residence of both Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo or Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby.
Mr. Kwesi Pratt went on to explain Dr. Wereko-Brobby because the workhorse of the motion. He mentioned Dr. Wereko-Brobby used to work continuous.
“Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby was the workhorse of the motion. He’ll work continuous. Generally I questioned whether or not he slept. Charles Wereko-Brobby didn’t transfer out that a lot.”
Concerning the ‘Kume Preko’ demo
‘Kume Preko’ which is translated as “You might as properly kill me” was the identify given to an anti-government demonstration that occurred in Ghana on Might 11, 1995.
Nana Akufo-Addo, the present President of Ghana was broadly described because the chief of the demonstration, though Mr. Pratt defined that he was initially the spokesperson for the group.
The protest occurred in opposition to the Worth Added Tax (VAT) initiative which was launched below the Jerry John Rawlings administration.
It’s mentioned to have been one of many largest protests ever organised within the nation, with an estimated 100,000 individuals taking part.
The demonstration was initially billed as a peaceable protest however shortly grew to become violent when unidentified assailants shot reside bullets into the group ensuing within the deaths of some protestors.
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