Virtual Kollage: The aims and objectives of the Aborigene's Rights Protection Society

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The aims and objectives of the Aborigene's Rights Protection Society



THE ABORIGINES’ RIGHTS PROTECTION SOCIETY
Introduction
The formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society in 1897 in Cape Coast by John Mensah Sarbah was initially triggered by the 1897 Land Bill which was to be introduced by Governor William Griffith.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
Withdrawal of the Land Bill
One of the main aims of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society was to fight for the withdrawal of the Land Bill of 1897, which intended to put under British control, all the lands which were not under any utilization at the time.

Protection of rights
Another aim of the formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society was to ensure that the rights and welfare of the Gold Coasters were protected using the legal processes that were available to the people.

Promote unity
Also the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society aimed at promoting unity among the Gold Coasters.

Promote sound education
The Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society’s intention was also to promote a sound education among the people in Fante land especially, the Fante indigenes.

Loyalty to the British Crown
The society’s aim was also to inculcate in the people of the Gold Coast a sense of loyalty toward the British crown.

Composition of the Legislative and Executive Council
One of the aims of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society was to agitate for the inclusion of Africans in the Legislative and the Executive Councils.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1.Highlight the aims and objectives of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society. 

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