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22-Feb-2010  
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Mr. Daniel Richard Essah, Head of the History Department of the Mfantsipim School, has described as "most disturbing" the country's polarization because political parties seem to be at "each others throat at the least provocation".

Mr. Essah, who spoke on the topic "Ghana's Forward March with Multi-Party Democracy" at a symposium held to honour Dr. F.L. Bartels, the First Ghanaian Headmaster of the school, expressed concern that many Ghanaians had now lost their moral decency and are deeply involved in social vices with politicians.

He appealed to Ghanaians to contribute their quota to national development and eschew any form of divisive tendency that is inimical to the growth of the nation and applauded successive governments who for the past 16 years worked hard to revamp Ghana's agriculture sector.

He appealed to the government to pursue a real aggressive agriculture policy by contacting foreign agricultural experts from China or Thailand to partner their Ghanaian counterparts to pursue an aggressive food production to ensure food security.

A Senior Lecturer at the Trinity Theological Seminary at Legon, the Very Reverend Joseph Edusa-Eyison, who spoke on the topic "Mfantsipim and the making of a nation", said past students of Mfantsipim School had contributed immensely to the growth of the country.

He said the School, as part of its training, inculcated in students national consciousness and dedication to service.

Rev. Edusa-Eyison, who also lectures at the Methodist University, said the symposium was to bring to the fore the relevance of the school to Ghana's development for the present generation of students to appreciate and help perpetuate the gains made so far by their predecessors.

The school was established in 1876 by the Wesley Methodist Church and has produced several prominent people including the late Prime Minister, Dr K.A. Busia.

The Aborigines Right Protection Society (ARPS) and the National Congress of British West Africa (NCBWA) that advocated for independence for the nation were formed by the old boys of the school.

During the struggle for independence the Western Echo, Gold coast Methodist, Gold Coast Echo and Gold Coast People were either founded or edited by old boys of the school.
 
 
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