Ace Ghanaian broadcaster, Kwaku Sintim-Misa affectionately called KSM has called for authorities to change the name of Ghana’s No. 1 airport.
According to KSM, even though his opinion might not sit well with a lot of people, it was a total disgrace to a democratic country like Ghana to name its International Airport after a coup leader, i.e. Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka.
“At the risk of angering many, my wish is to see the name of Kotoka removed from the airport. It’s a disgrace to our history. Happy New Year,” he tweeted.
AT THE RISK OF ANGERING MANY, my wish is to see the name of Kotoka REMOVED from the Airport. It's a DISGRACE to our History. HAPPY NEW YEAR
— Kwaku Sintim-Misa (@KSM_Kwaku_Misa) January 1, 2023
Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka played a key role in the first coup in the country. Together with Major Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa and some other military figures, Lieutenant-General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka overthrew the first republic government of Ghana.
Looking back at his role and the number of lives that were lost in 1966 when he and his accomplices carried out their mission, it is indeed a disgrace for Ghana to honor him.