Accra- The Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) at the weekend organised a Night of Poetry in memory of the late Professor Atukwei Okai and Nii Lantey Lamptey.
The event brought together the Socialist front, members of the diplomatic corps, families of the two deceased personalities and sympathisers.
There were poets at the ceremony who recited poems they have composed to express their shock and condolences to the families of the two deceased personalities.
Professor Edmund Delle, Chairman and Leader of the Convention People’s Party said Prof. Okai was one of the greatest people who stood for Ghana and the African descent.
He was a great man, teacher and peace loving person who teaching legacy, will forever remain in Ghana and on the African continent for all to take lessons from, he said.
Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper and a member of the SFG said the late two personalities were very good friends of the SFG who believed and fought for the liberation of Africans in poverty.
He said the two personalities were exceptional and stressed that in building a new world devoid of any part being suffering under the shackles of slavery; racism, colonialism and the kind of apartheid that goes on in Palestine and other parts of the world.
Some Ambassadors, distinguished personalities, sympathisers and families of the deceased read tributes to memorised the late Prof Okai and Nii Lamptey.
Prof. Atukwei Okai was a Ghanaian poet, cultural activist and academic. He was Secretary-General of the Pan African Writers’ Association, and former president of the Ghana Association of Writers. His early work was published under the name John Okai. He was born in 1941 in Accra and died July 13, 2018.
Nii Lantey Lamptey was a member of SFG who also passed on this year.
Source: Ghana News Agency