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Ghana: A Tortuous Walk from Colonial Rule to Self Government and After – An Observer’s View
In Ghana: A Tortuous Walk from Colonial Rule to Self-Government and After – An Observer’s View, the author takes the stand of an engaged citizen who watched the closing transformation of tribal states into colonial Gold Coast, and its metamorphosis into independent Republic of Ghana. Through his attachment to his nation, and from the perspective of an observer of the political process, he emotively describes the procession of events, the people and passions that brought the momentous occasion of independence, the dashing of hopes as political stability was continually disrupted through coup d’etats, and the character and contributions of the various regimes that took over the leadership of Ghana. He takes us on a walk through the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and now the 4th Republic, and describes the promises that the present dispensation of democracy makes to the Ghanaian. His presentation of how present-day Ghana has evolved explains the mixed emotions of anxiety and hope that shape the national outlook and the consistent angst exuding through fractious political groupings.
The book is a must read for every person who wishes to know and understand the various events that have shaped the Ghana of the early 21st century.
Abraham Kofi Sackey spent his early years in a typical rural setting. He lived on farms in Osam Kwa and Akim Nyanoa in the Eastern Region, started his primary education at Nyanoa in 1942 and continued in Winneba, close to his ancestral hometown of Gomoa Mpota.
He attended Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast, went on to Wesley College in Kumasi and came out as a Certificate ‘A’ teacher in 1956. It was while working in Tarkwa that he met Comfort Sackey another teacher who shared his surname and got married in 1959. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
He later attended the University of Ghana Legon, in 1962, qualifying with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. His teaching career took him to Tema Secondary School, Suhum Secondary and Ajumako Teacher Training College where he worked as Vice Principal from 1969 to 1973, when he travelled to Birmingham University to pursue a Master’s degree.
On return from Birmingham, he worked as Headmaster of Koforidua Secondary Technical School and taught at Specialist Training College Winneba, returning in 1994. He stayed busy teaching on contract until 2000 when he fully retired from teaching. He is a lay preacher of the Methodist Church. He is now engaged in a full-time leadership position as Abusua Baatan and the caretaker of the Methodist Church in his beloved Gomoa Mpota.