The founder of the Danquah Institute Think Tank, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has hailed two veteran journalists and political commentators, Kwesi Pratt Jnr and Kweku Baako Jnr, as the fiercest defenders of freedom.
Gabby in a post on his Twitter handle, highlighted the two as well as former National Media Commission (NMC) Chairman, Kabral Blay-Amihere, for using their pens as journalists throughout the years to defend the freedom of writers.
“The men who ruled with the pen and did so ruthlessly in defence of freedom. We salute them! Kweku, Kwesi, Kabral and Kofi.” Gabby Otchere-Darko wrote as he shared a photo of all three gentlemen.
His comments were shared on September 21st 2022 as the country celebrated Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday.
Kwesi Pratt Jnr, the Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, and Kwaku Baako Jnr, the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, are two avowed Nkrumahists, although both later steered away from the modern iteration of his Convention People’s Party (CPP).
The duo were fierce critics of the military during the days of military rule in Ghana and both spent time in jail on account of their activism.
In recent years, they have become two of the most ubiquitous political analysts in the country whilst continuing their works as newspaper editors.
Kabral Blay-Amihere served one term as President of the Ghana Journalists Association, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC) and also served as Ghana’s ambassador to Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast.
The men who ruled with the pen and did so ruthlessly in defence of freedom. We salute them! Kweku, Kwesi, Kabral and Kofi. pic.twitter.com/A9NV6OnZ0k
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) September 22, 2022
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