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Selected Speeches of Dr. K. A. Busia: Prime Minister of Ghana (1969-1972)
This is a compendium of speeches by Dr. K.A. Busia, a world-renowned politician and scholar, Africa’s first Leader of Parliamentary Opposition in an independent country south of the Sahara and Prime Minister of Ghana (1969-1972).
His commitment to multiparty democracy is demonstrated throughout the pages. For example, he objected strongly to the decision to turn Ghana into a one-party state in the First Republic, saying, “One-party rule for Ghana, in the light of our traditions, is a step backward from the accumulated wisdom we inherited from our ancestors.”
Today, one-party rule is a taboo to the Ghanaian constitution and Busia’s preferred economic and governance modules have become the bedrock for governance, demonstrating the continuing relevance of his ideas to contemporary politics.
Anane-Agyei is a strategic communications and Public Relations consultant, an author and a researcher with special interests in democracy, rural development and history.
He specialised in Public Relations and Journalism for a Master's degree at the School of Communication Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Information Studies, also from Legon as well as a Diploma in Professional English, Cambridge International College, UK.