A group identifying itself as the Patriotic Forum for Accountable Governance has discredited comments by the Dean of the University Of Ghana School Of Law, Prof Raymond Atuguba over comments on the position of JB Danquah in Ghana’s political history.
In a statement released by the Group, it described comments by Prof Atuguba at the 4th Triennial conference of the Ghana Studies Association as falsehood and a deliberate attempt to cause unnecessary tension between activists of Kwame Nkrumah and JB Danquah.
“First, Prof Atubuga stated that the NPP government is seeking to replace the enduring legacies of Dr Kwame Nkrumah with J.B Danquah by what he describes as “a concerted attempt to obliterate or at least devalue, including in the basic textbooks that we use to teach our children the history of our nation, the central role of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in the nationalist struggle and the early years of national reconstruction and his enduring legacy in Ghana, Africa and around the world, and to replace that with a very inadequate alternative, their Dr. J. B. Danquah,” it said
This is a blatant falsehood and a deliberate attempt by Prof Atubuga to cause unnecessary confusion between Nkrumah and JB Danquah activists.”
Reacting to comments by Prof Atuguba that the Financial Sector Cleanup exercise was to cripple sources of financial power other than that of the NPPs, the Group vehemently opposed it.
“For the records, In early 2015, Ghana turned to the IMF for a $918 million loan to help stabilize the economy. IMF advisors, working with the Ghanaian government, developed a three-part program that included, Restore debt sustainability, Strengthen monetary policy, Clean up the banking system. This means that part of Former President Mahama’s decision to go to the IMF for the bailout was the poor economic management at the time without the external shocks we are experiencing today.