Let’s change national anthem — Akomea

akomea-nana-newThe Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea, has suggested that the national anthem of the country should be changed.

According to the main opposition party’s stalwart, Dr. Ephraim Amu’s patriotic song — “Yen ara asaase ni” which means, “This land is our own” must replace the age-old God Bless Our Homeland Ghana.

Nana Akomea said the patriotic song which has been regarded in some quarters as the de facto national anthem of the oil-producing country, “has grown on its own” and easily identified with Ghana.

The former MP for Okaikwei South told Accra-based Joy FM the popular Twi song must be translated into “other languages just like the South African anthem” so that everyone could sing in their own dialect.

Ghana’s current anthem, “God bless our homeland Ghana” was originally written and composed by Philip Gbeho and adopted in 1957.

 

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