‘Honour Tetteh Quarshie now’

Family of late Tetteh Quarshie has expressed their disappointment in past and present governments for doing little to honour the man who single handedly  gave Ghana ‘her economic emancipation’.

The family revealed that, their great grand-father single handedly gave Ghana her economic emancipation through the introduction of Ghana’s ‘cash cow’ cocoa.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Today, after a massive clean-up exercise at the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout in Accra, the Executive Secretary of the Tetteh Quarshie Heritage Fund, Mr Francis Opari Tetteh said, their great grand-father had not been given the needed recognition he deserved.

According to him, apart from naming a round-about in Accra and a hospital at Mampong Akuapem in the Eastern Region which is currently in a dilapidated state, nothing has been done in his honour.

He asked: “A man who gave Ghana her economic independence & emancipation and the Big Six (6) who gave the country political independence which of these should have their effigy on our


The nation has virtually refused to honour Tetteh Quarshie appropriately with even a statue at the Round-about named after him for his historic role in gifting the country with a major cash crop that has funded nearly every major development”.

He noted that Tetteh Quarshie was  the father of the country’s economy and for this reason his legacy and honour should not be swept under the carpet.

Meanwhile, Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh an Economist and a renowned Healing International Evangelist who is also the Founder and President of Worldwide Miracle Outreach has called on t government to erect a befitting statue r in honour of Tetteh Quarshie.

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Board Chair of the Tetteh Quarshie Heritage Fund pointed out tha,t a statue of him (Tetteh Quarshie) erected at the Roundabout will be very appropriate.


Story: Franklin Asare-Donkoh

Writer’s email: franklin.asare-donkor@todaygh.com

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