Bawumia observes February 28 crossroad shooting memorial with veterans

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia joined veterans of the Ghana Armed Forces to observe the February 28 crossroad shooting memorial.

Dr Bawumia observing February 28

The memorial, in its 72nd year was held to commemorate the 1948 shooting of three World War veterans on their way to the Christianborg Castle in Osu.

Dr. Bawumia performed a wreath laying ceremony at a monument erected for the three soldiers.

The event that precipitated the country’s struggle for independence, is marked annually in honour of the three ex-servicemen who were killed during a peaceful march to the Christiansborg Castle on February 28, 1948.

The three – Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey — all members of the then Gold Coast Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force, were killed by the colonial police while marching peacefully to the Castle to present a petition to the then Governor, Sir Gerald Creasy.


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