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This tutorial highlights six significant achievements of the United Gold Coast Convention (U.G.C.C.)
Achievements of the United Gold Coast Convention
1. One notable achievement of The United Gold Coast Convention is that it was the party that pioneered party politics in Ghana. The formation of the United Gold Coast Convention ushered into the Gold Coast the beginning of party politics.
2. Another achievement of the United Gold Coast Convention is that it was the party that first raised the political consciousness of the people in the Gold Coast
3. The U.G.C.C. was able to establish its own newspaper, The Talking Drum. Through this newspaper, it provided political education to many Gold Coasters
4. It was the U.G.C.C that gave birth to the Convention People’s Party, the party that won independence for the country.
5. The name, Ghana, which the country adopted at independence to replace Gold Coast is credited to the United Gold Coast Convention. It is believed that this name, Ghana, was first suggested by Dr J.B. Danquah, a leading member of the United Gold Coast Convention.
6. After independence, parties which trace their roots to the United Gold Coast Convention have continued to play an active role in Ghana’s political development. Notable among them are the defunct Progress Party and Popular Front Party and, of course, the current New Patriotic Party.