The managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Junior has cleared the claim that it was Joseph Boakye (JB) Danquah who proposed the name Ghana for Gold coast.
He stated it clearly that at the time the name Ghana was to be named after the Gold coast, the founder of the united gold coast convention (UGCC) refused to accept the renaming of the Gold coast as Ghana.
This statement was made by the renowned journalist when he was speaking on metro TV morning programme.
“We know the true story. We know very clearly how the name Ghana came to be adopted and we know the name did not come from JB Danquah,” he said, as quoted by Ghanaweb.
“Indeed, historical accounts show that at the crucial time, JB Danquah opposed the naming of the Gold Coast as Ghana. Historical evidence is there and we need to make that historical evidence available.”
The editor in charge of insight newspaper was reacting to the controversial textbooks that have been circulating on social media and has a portion there claiming that JB Danquah proposed the name Ghana.
Mr. Pratt believes the textbook that is trying to tarnish the name of the first president of Ghana does not qualify to be approved by NaCCA and Ges.
“These books have no merit at all and should not be approved by any state institution. I think what the CPP should do is to tell its own story instead of relying on government to investigate the source of the information,” he added.
The executive of the convention people party (CPP) called for the textbook that describes Dr. Kwame Nkrumah should be withdrawn immediately.