Kwesi Pratt clarifies why you must not ‘die’ for Ghana

General News of Sunday, 7 October 2018

Source: yen.com.gh

2018-10-07

Kwesi Pratt Jnr. is Editor-In-Chief of The Insight newspaper

Social commentator and journalist, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, says sacrificing for Ghana does not mean killing oneself. Following the airing of Joy News documentary; ‘Who killed the judges’ Joy FM on its ‘Ghana Connect’ program posed a question on whether Ghanaians are willing to die for their country.

Answering this question, Kwesi Pratt argues that people on a suicidal mission to be patriotic just for the sake of it, won’t achieve much because “dead bodies do not change society; dead bodies are simply dead bodies.”

“People have to make contributions to the efforts to build the society that is free from injustice, poverty and hunger, where the working people can take control of their destiny.

That contribution can be made in many ways and forms,” he stated. Three judges of the Supreme Court of Ghana -Justices Poku Sarkodie, Mrs. Cecelia Koranteng-Addow and Kwadwo Adjei Agyepong were abducted from their homes at Ridge in Accra and killed on June 30, 1982.

The circumstances surrounding their murder has been shrouded in secrecy. Names such as Mr Rawlings and Kojo Tsikata’s have been mentioned in the saga.

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