The Membership of the United Gold Coast Convention, UGCC

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You can now easily answer a question on the composition of the leadership of the United Gold Coast Convention, the first ever political party to be formed in Ghana.

Date and place of the formation of the UGCC

The United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C.) was inaugurated at Saltpond on 4th August, 1947.

Leading members of the UGCC

Leading members of the United Gold Coast Convention were mostly members of the upper elite class of lawyers, intellectuals and businessmen.

They included:

  • George Grant or Pa Grant (chairman),
  • J.B. Danquah, founder of the Gold Coast Youth Conference,
  • R.S. Blay (vice – chairmen)
  • R.A. Awoonor-Williams (treasurer).

Other leading members were

  • Edward A. Akuffo-Addo,
  • J.W. de Graft Johnson,
  • Obetsebi Lamptey,
  • Kobina Kessie and
  • John Tsiboe.

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