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Title:Ahafo: big men, small boys, and the politics of regionalism in Ghana 1954-1986
Author:Osei Kwarteng, Kwame
Year:2014
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-191X)
Volume:16
Pages:111-132
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Ahafo polity
political parties
regionalism
political conflicts
1950-1999
About person:Yaw Frimpong
Abstract:The nationalists struggle in the Gold Coast (Ghana) reached its acme between 1948 and 1956 when political parties emerged in the Gold Coast as a medium of mobilizing the people to struggle for self-government or independence. Two of these political parties whose activities and policies impinged on the fortunes of Ahafo district, for better or worse, were the Convention People's Party (CPP) and the National Liberation Movement (NLM), later United Party (UP). In this paper the author examines how the chief ('odikro') of the town of Kukuom, Yaw Frimpong, an astute politician, in conjunction with some chiefs and Ahafo youth exploited the rigorous political rivalry between the CPP and the NLM to their advantage to secure the creation of the Brong Ahafo region out of the Ashanti region, and the restoration of the Kukuom Ahafo State Council. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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