ARMED FORCES AND INTERVENTION IN TROPICAL AFRICA

S.J. Baynham, L. Steyn

Abstract


"The Ghana Armed Forces, in co-operation with the police, have
thought it necessary to take over the reins of power and to dismiss the
former President, Kwame Nkrumah, the Presidential Commission and all
Ministers, and to suspend the Constitution and to dissolve Parliament.
This act has been necessitated by the political and economic situation
in the country. The concentration of power in the hands of one man has
led to the abuse of individual rights and liberty. Power has been
exercised by the former President capriciously. The operation of the
laws has been suspended to the advantage of his favourites and he has
been running the country as his own personal property. "

Keywords


Ghana Armed Forces; Dismissel of President, Kwame Nkrumah, the Presidential Commission and all Ministers; suspension of the Constitution; Dissolve Parliament; the abuse of individual rights and liberty

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/16-1-461

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