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Oko Vanderpujie, Theodosia Okoh Deserves Better

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Comment: My apology, Madam Okoh

Author:
Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK
Date:
2013-07-28 05:53:46
Comment to:
Kofi Ata, You Are Talking About My Aunt!

Prof, my apology for getting Madam Theodosia Okoh's ethnic origin wrong. I should have known better because I advise against relying on names to impute one's ethnicity, nationality or country of origin. In fact, initially, I assumed she was Ga and after reading Prof Addae Mensah's article, I concluded that she is Akwapim. Sorry, I got that wrong.

Senior Brother (my senior bother was Kwame), were you aware of her role as the designer of the National Flag, and if so, why have you not used this forum to educated some of us about this great daughter of Ghana and her contribution to the birth of Ghana in 1957?

My view is that personalities such Madam Theodosia Okoh and Philip Gbeho should be considered as part of founders of Ghana for their roles in the design and composition of the National Flag and National Anthem respectively. I think the design of the National Flag is far bigger than her role in the development of hockey. I may be wrong but that is how I fell about her role in giving Ghana a national identity.

My teenage daughter thinks I should start an online campaign to get a significant national asset in Ghana named after her. She is always asking me why there are no women panel members on Joy FM's Newsfile, when she is compelled to watch it at breakfast as I do every Saturday.

Ghanaweb readers, will you support such an online campaign?

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Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK on Jul 28, 2013 05:53
My apology, Madam Okoh