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Tetteh Quarshie’s roots in Osu, not Mampong – Ga Dangme Council disputes Akufo-Addo’s claim

The Ga Dangme Council has contested President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assertion about Tetteh Quarshie’s origins, stating that historical records affirm his roots in Osu, Greater Accra Region, not Mampong in the Eastern Region.

President Akufo-Addo, during the 67th Independence Day celebration in Koforidua on March 6, credited Tetteh Quarshie as the pioneering force behind cocoa cultivation in Ghana, associating him with Mampong Akuapem.

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The Ga Dangme Council, represented by its President Nii Ayikoi Otoo, released a statement rebuffing the President’s claim, citing it as a source of confusion lacking historical accuracy.

Tetteh Quarshie’s roots in Osu are well-documented, with many sources confirming his ties to the community, except that some sometimes link in the Teshie. In both scenarios, however, he remains of pure Ga extraction,” the Council emphasised.

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The claim that Mr. Quarshie was a native of Mampong, the statement claimed, was unsupported by hard data and went against the grain of accepted historical wisdom.

“It is crucial to correct this misinformation and set the record straight regarding the origins of Tetteh Quarshie. By spreading this inaccurate information, we risk distorting our understanding of history and undermining the legacy of individuals who have made significant contributions to our society. It is essential to rely on factual evidence and historical sources to ensure the accuracy of our narratives,” it said.

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