[ 2012-05-12 ]
Lecturer claims ownership of NDC logo
A part time lecturer at the University of Ghana
(UG), Legon, and the Ghana Institute of Management
and Public Administration (GIMPA), Mr Ebo Ocran
has waded into the controversy over the logo being
used by the ruling National Democratic Congress
(NDC) and is claiming ownership of it.
Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has
threatened to take back the logo from the NDC
claiming she designed and registered it in her
name after complaining of party disunity and
infringement on her intellectual property.
But Mr Ebo Ocran, speaking in an interview on Joy
FM's Newsfile programme Saturday, said he
originally designed the logo in London.
He explained that a friend of his, named Steven
Oklo, approached him in 1992 after he (Ebo) had
completed the university and requested him to use
a computer to design a logo which was going to be
used by a political party in Ghana. Mr Ocran
claimed he did not know which party it was.
The lecturer said he made the design using a bald
eagle with its wings spread and holding the Ghana
map. Mr Ocran added that he later realized the
design had been modified.
'…The eagle head is still where it is, what used
to be the wings has changed over the years to
become an umbrella. What used to be the legs of
the eagle has now become the handle of the
umbrella…' he stated.
'At the time I was young, I didn't know that you
couldn't use national symbols as party
paraphernalia. So when it was brought to Ghana
they had to drop the Ghana map because that
belonged to the people of Ghana.'
The lecturer claimed 'the original (logo) was
actually the eagle with its wings spread out
holding a Ghana map.'
Source - MyjoyOnline
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