Name Kumasi Airport after Baffuor Akoto -Family pleads with President

Late Baffuor Osei Akoto

The family of late Statesman, Nana Baffuor Osei Akoto, who was a Senior Linguist of the Golden Stool, has pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, to name the Kumasi Airport after their father and relative for his contribution in the struggle of the fundamental human rights and freedom towards democracy in the country.

Dr. Ernest Owusu Dapaah, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Humanities and Social Sciences, delivering a speech at the public lecture to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Baffuor Osei Akoto Lectures, explained that he (Baffuor Akoto) played an active role in the turbulent days of our democracy, and that the political role he play must be appreciated.

According to him, Baffuor Akoto was a human rights activist of excellence and stood against human rights abuse.

He noted that the young ones of less than 30 years may under-rate the freedom and liberty we are enjoying which, he said, came from a long struggle for which the late Baffuor Akoto could not be left out.

He disclosed that the focus of the lecture was about Baffuor Osei Akoto and seven others who were arrested and detained without trial by the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) government.

Dr. Ernest Owusu Dapaah delivering a lecture

Dr. Dappah stated that Baffuor Osei Akoto was a Poet, Linguist, politician, philanthropist and a business mogul who fought for Ashanti as the father of National Liberation Movement (NLM) from which  the current ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) sprang out.

Mrs. Rita Akoto, daughter of the late Senior Linguist, described her father as a man of courage and boldness.

She said their father was a man you could not dislike, but unfortunately his wisdom was ignored only to be appreciated after his death.

The Baffuor Akoto Foundation (BAF) was launched by Baffuor Adusei Poku, the Akyempenhene of Kumasi, to champion the legacy of the Ashanti Senior Linguist and politician, Baffuor Osei Akoto.


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