On the passing of Comrade Hayford Patterson Akrofi

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Akro, Akro, Red Akro! so sad that you have passed on so soon when your beloved party so needed your cool head and your conciliatory ways.  I am truly saddened that i will not be able to meet you in Ghana this August especially since we could not meet when you were down in London earlier this year.

How does one pay tribute to a political comrade who always tried to bridge the gap between the great divide in our party and who was always prepared to be persecuted for his beliefs, except to capture some of the good work you  did for the party over the recent years and applaud your enthusiasm for moving the party forward.

I had known of you since our secondary school days; we would have been classmates if you had continued to the sixth form at Ofori Dankwa’sGhanass at Koforidua.  We met when you had visited the school and then i also heard of you in dispatches as you led the valiant fight against Acheampong’s regime as a student leader – Red Akro because of your socialist bent!

We met in London – Brixton,where we both pursued the cause to bring economic advancement to African heritage communities.  I had executed a project with the Black Contractors Association to assist them win contracts by providing them with professional help in getting their documentation and their bidding done professionally and you were the architect that worked with them.

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