‘Racist’ Gandhi statue far from University of Ghana

Men removing the Gandhi statue Symbol copyright Emmanuel Dzivenu/JoyNews

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been far from a school campus in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

University of Ghana academics began a petition for its removing shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by means of India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee.

The petition mentioned Gandhi used to be “racist” and African heroes have to be put first.

In the wake of the row, Ghana’s executive on the time stated the statue can be relocated.

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Academics and scholars told the BBC that the statue, initially located at the school’s leisure quadrangle, were removed on Wednesday.

Symbol copyright Emmanuel Dzivenu/JoyNews Image caption Lecturers and students celebrated in entrance of the newly empty plinth after the statue was once got rid of

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