Ep. 194: Fellows Fu Asiedu and Ami Tamakloe and a People's Political History of Ghana

Ufahamu Africa

Mar 23 2024 • 27 mins

Imagine other worldly visitors have landed on Earth and are trying to learn about and understand Ghana and its politics. This episode from our new fellows, Fu Asiedu and Ami Tamakloe, provides a people’s political history and Ghanaian voices about its political present and their dreams for the country’s future.

They don’t just share what they think about former leaders like the father of independence, Kwame Nkhrumah, or about the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party – the NPP – and the National Democratic Congress – the NDC. These Ghanaians who hail from different regions of the country also talk about specific policies, like president Nana Akufo-Addo’s policy proposal years ago when he was running for office – he’s widely remembered for proposing to make secondary education – or being able to go to Senior High Schools – SHS – for free. And, we get to hear about a third party that has recently emerged, dubbed The New Force.

Find the books, links, and articles we mentioned in this episode on our website, ufahamuafrica.com.