Alfred George Grant

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Alfred George Grant , also called Paa Grant (born August 15, 1878 in Beyin , Ghana , † October 30, 1956 in Axim ), was a leading politician and entrepreneur in Ghana. In addition to the Big Six in the country's independence history, Grant was one of the most important people to be counted as liberal advocates of Ghana's independence. Grant still has a reputation as a selfless politician.

Party founder

Was Grant beside Joseph Boakye Danquah , RA Awoonor-Williams , William Ofori-Atta , Ebenezer Ako-Adjei , Edward Akufo-Addo and others in August 1948 co-founded the first party of the former British colony Gold Coast , the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). At the time, he was already the wealthiest man on the Gold Coast as a wealthy timber merchant. Grant temporarily held the chairmanship of the UGGC and used some of his private assets to finance the party. In addition to the party chairmanship by Grant, RS Blay was first deputy party chairman, Danquah second deputy and Ako-Adjei party secretary.

Grant is said to have financed Kwame Nkrumah's return trip from Great Britain at the time , so that he could replace the lawyers and other co-founders of the party as the new general secretary, who worked in their law offices.

Grant was a member of the Legislative Council of Ghana ( Legislative Council ) and the Provincial Council ( Provincial Council ). He had a decisive influence on the introduction of public street lights in Ghana, and on the construction of underground water pipes in Sekondi and the administrative district of Axim.


A street in Tema was named after AG Grant and an image in the form of a statue was erected in the middle of a traffic circle in Takoradi . In the current discussion about a stronger return to heavyweights in Ghanaian history, other places are to be named after Grant. A large road bridge is to be named after Grant ( Alajo Overhead ). Furthermore, the roundabout with its statue in Takoradi is to be renamed the Paa Grant Roundabout .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Statesman ( Memento of March 25, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  2. (link not available)

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