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Emmanuel Obetsebi Lamptey

Emmanuel Obetsebi Lamptey




Emmanuel Odarkwei Obetsebi-Lamptey, also known as Liberty Lamptey, born on the April 26, 1902 was a prominent political activist in the British colony of the Gold Coast, now Ghana. He was one of the founding fathers of Ghana and a key figure in the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), famously known as "The Big Six." Obetsebi-Lamptey's leadership was instrumental in driving the movement for independence, inspiring hope and confidence among his people. His boldness and dedication brought about significant changes in the political, economic, and social landscape, ultimately leading to Ghana's independence from colonial rule.

Emmanuel Odarkwei Obetsebi-Lamptey received his early education at the Accra Wesleyan School and later attended the Royal School. He pursued higher education in law and graduated with an LL.B. degree. In 1939, he was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple. During this time, World War II had commenced, and he chose to remain in England, where he continued his work and studies. Obetsebi-Lamptey's enduring legacy is evident in various facets of Ghanaian culture and infrastructure. His contributions are documented in history books, honored through street names, and immortalized in the Obetsebi-Lamptey Interchange in Accra, Ghana. Furthermore, a monument is set to be erected in his memory following the completion of the interchange, solidifying his place in Ghanaian history. Obetsebi-Lamptey passed away on January 29, 1963. after suffering from cancer.


Time of Birth: Unknown, Flat Chart

Place of Birth: Ga near Ode- Ghana

Long: 0 E 0

Lat: 6 N 0

Time Zone: GMT 0

Ascendant: Unknown

Sun- sign : 5 Taurus 19

Moon- Sign:15 Sagittarius 58

Date of Birth: April 26, 1902

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