GHANA COMMEMORATES 28TH FEBRUARY CROSSROAD SHOOTING
A wreath laying ceremony has been held to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of the Crossroad Shooting incident on the 28th February, 1948, following the Second World War and failure to fulfil promises made to the war veterans. The ceremony took place today at the Nationalism Park at Osu in Accra.
The ceremony is celebrated every year to honour the defenseless three Ex-Servicemen (Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey) who in 1948 were killed by the colonial police while marching peacefully to the Osu Castle to present a petition to the then Governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Gerald Creasy.
The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia laid the first wreath on behalf of the government and people of Ghana, and four others laid in honour of the departed soldiers.
Present at the ceremony were the Minister for the Interior, Honorable Ambrose Dery; the Minister for Defense, Honorable Dominic Nitiwul; the Chief of Defense Staff, Vice Admiral Seth Amoama and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. George Akuffo Dampare.
Others were the Director of Prisons in charge of Welfare, Mr. Francis Omane-Addo; the Director of Prisons in charge of Health, Mr. Samuel Adjei-Attah, the Director of Prisons in charge of Agriculture, Mr. Hanson Adu Awuku, and families and friends of the departed soldiers.