Friday, 28 August 2015

Deku’s Funeral; At The State House In Accra

Anthony K. Deku

By Ekow Mensah
The irony cannot be lost on historians
The funeral of Mr A.K  Deku, a former Commissioner of Police and leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will be held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra today.

Mr Deku was amongst those who plotted and overthrew the Nkrumah Government on February 24,1966 for amongst other crimes building the State House which they described as a prestigious project.

That My Deku’s mortal remains will lie at the State House as an honour to him is a huge statement, 49 years after the overthrow of Nkrumah.

According to a family spokesperson a vigil was kept at Mr Deku’s residence on Thursday, August 27,2015.

He will be buried at the A.K. Deku Memorial cemetery at Woe Aklorbordzi near Keta in the Volta Region.

Before his death ,Mr  Deku  granted an interview to TV’3 current affairs program “Hot Issues “ and virtually apologized for his role in the coup sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) of the United states of America.

 He said then that Nkrumah was a good leader who worked hard for the development of Ghana and Africa.

Mr Deku said he participated in the Coup Plot only because if he hadn’t he could have been killed .

The holding of the funeral of Mr A.K Deku  at the forecourt of the State House is another vindication of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Uncle Kwamena is Gone
News broke out last Monday that Mr. Rudolf Kwamina Von Balmoss, has passed away after a domestic accident.

For many people Uncle Kwamina as he was affectionately called was the founder of the Provident Insurance Company but for those of us at The Insight, the Socialist Forum of Ghana and the Freedom Centre, he was more than that.

That we continue to be operational is partly the result of the sponsorship of and participation in our activities by Uncle Kwamina.

Over the last 10 years and more, Uncle Kwamina has been the most consistent advocate for the Insight urging all his friends and associates to patronize the newspaper.

On some occasions when he was unable to get “The Insight” from the news stand, he would come over to the office personally or send his driver to get a copy for him.
He and his beautiful wife were responsible for the renovation of the office of The Insight.

Uncle Kwamina also paid some of the bills of the Freedom Centre and provided financial support for many activities of the Socialist Forum of Ghana.

He was an unrepentant Nkrumaist, kind and gentle and up until his very last moments he was urging all Nkrumaist, to join the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) and to help rebuild it.

Uncle Kwamina’s death is a major blow to The Insight, the Socialist Forum of Ghana and the Freedom Centre.

We extend our condolences to the bereaved family.

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