Honor has been given to the memory of the late Comrade Kojo Mahama Adam (HON) who was laid to rest exactly 19 years today.
Comrade Kojo Mahama Adam, was the regional organising assistant of CDRs in the then Brong Ahafo region.
He coordinated a lot of activities in the region prior to the emergence of the fourth Republic and the formation of the NDC party.
The late Kojo Mahama Adam was the proposer of the Umbrella as the symbol of the NDC. He defended it as a symbol of unity, togetherness, protection that the nation needed for stability and unity.
He went on to say, the beauty of an umbrella is lost when a single part of it is broken.
An umbrella must have all its components together to stand in it’s magnificence and to be able to protect each person beneath it .
With this, he called for unity of purpose amongst the ranks of the party.
Hon Kojo Mahama Adam contested and won the regional chairmanship elections in 2002 after the party had lost the 2000 elections to President Kuffour.
The late founder President Jerry John Rawlings called for a strategic NEC meeting right after the elections in his residence .
A successful meeting was turned sour for the people of the then Brong Ahafo region when the news broke out of an accident that occurred in Suhum which took the life of this stalwart of the party.
Today, as fate will have it his Excellency’s thank you tour has coincided with the 19th anniversary of Hon Kojo Mahama Adam and has occasioned Ghanaians to know where the umbrella originated from and the man behind it .
He was a celebrated member of the party who became a deputy regional minister, and a regional chairman before his demise.
May his soul and the souls of many others rest in perfect peace.
BY: GODWIN AKO GUNN
*KUN FA YAKUN*