- So Mahatma Gandhi’s statue stationed in a university campus in Ghana has been pulled down.
University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee that Gandhi was a racist. The petition said Gandhi was “racist” and African heroes should be put first.
In the wake of the row, Ghana’s government at the time said the statue would be relocated. Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the University’s recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday.
This is confirmed by the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. A law student by the name Nana Adoma Asare Adei spoke on the issue saying ” having his statue means that we stand for everything he stands for and if he stands for the things (his alleged racism) I don’t think we should have his statue on campus.”
This is a big lesson for us. You don’t follow anyone blindly just because he is seen as a hero.