Ghana Cannot Be Overwhelmed By Poverty And Underdevelopment – Akufo Addo At Late Prof. Adu-Boahen Commemoration


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During Albert Boahen’s 10th anniversary, Akufo Addo, hailed the resilience of Ghanaians amid the present challenging hurdles.

The 2016 Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Akufo-Addo, has called on Ghanaians to remain optimistic in these trying times, as he believes poverty and underdevelopment are not enough to bring the country down.

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During Albert Boahen’s 10th anniversary, Akufo Addo, hailed the resilience of Ghanaians amid the present challenging hurdles.

Albert Adu-Boahen
Late Professor Albert Adu-Boahen

The NPP flagbearer made this remark at the lecture during the commemoration of Albert Adu-Boahen on Tuesday. Remembering the late NPP advocate’s optimism about Ghana’s potentials, he said, “despite the skepticism, we are going to achieve something unique in modern history.”

The commemoration took place at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra. Nana Addo, Veteran journalist Cameron Duodo, and some others all gathered to pay tribute to the late Professor Albert Adu-Boahen who died on May 24, 2006.

Albert Adu-Boahen, a renowned history professor, was the flagbearer of the NPP in 1992. He had contested as the party leader during in the 1992 presidential elections.

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The 10th anniversary lecture was organised by the Adu-Boahen Foundation in collaboration with some stakeholders and the family of the late academic and politician.

The Late Professor was well known for his significant contributions to Ghana’s development in education and democracy.

79-year old Cameron Duodo while delivering the keynote address, acknowledged the role the late Professor who was his personal friend, played in harnessing Ghana’s democracy.

Albert A. Adu Boahen was once a Professor at the Department of History,University of Ghana. He was a renowned historian, noted for both his political activism and international role as a visiting professor to universities throughout the world. He was also a consultant to UNESCO.