Prof. Gyampo: Koku Anyidoho’s name on the Atta Mills bust must be dropped

Prof. Ransford Gyampo, a lecturer in political science at the University of Ghana, has demanded that Koku Anyidoho’s name be taken off the recently erected bust of the late Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.

He claims that Koku’s name on the piece of art makes it appear “wordy” and “clumsy.”

He also stated that Mr. Anyidoho’s contribution to the memorial of Atta Mills is recognized, hence his name does not need to be added to the monument in a Facebook post on Monday.

“A simple correction: This statue of Prof J.E.A Mills, 3rd President of the 4th Republic (Jan 2009-July 2012), was unveiled by H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, Sunday, July 24 2022.

“Koku’s role is known and can never be discounted. But in humility, it must be dropped in order not to make the writings on the statue too clumsy and wordy”, he wrote.

On Sunday, July 24, after the bust was unveiled by President Akufo-Addo, several people expressed their outrage over its inscriptions on social media.

The name of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was not engraved on the monument when it was unveiled in Asomdwe Park.

Some opponents contend that this diminishes the significance of the bust constructed in memory of the late professor.

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