University of Ghana pulls down Gandhi’s statue

The statue of Indian’s independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, has been taken down at the University of Ghana after Professors launched a crusade claiming the Indian leader was a racist.

The statue of Gandhi was unveiled in June, 2016 at the UG campus in Accra by Indian President as a symbol of close ties between the two countries.

The statue was erected at the recreational quadrangle of the University.

However, in September 2016, the statue became the centre of controversy with some academics of the University demanding its removal.

They launched a hashtag #GandhiMustFall to get the authorities to remove the statue of the man accused of racism in September last year.

More than 1000 people signed the petition which claimed that Gandhi a racist towards Black South Africans when he lived in SA as a young man.



The “Gandhi Must Fall” movement was spearheaded by a former Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo.

Credit: Kasapa fm

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