It is sad to note that the world has lost a great fountain of liberty. The news about the passing on of Linda Whetstone, daughter of Free Market think tank pioneer Sir Antony Fisher, was sad and unexpected on 15th December, 2021 at the age of 79.
Linda Whetstone would always be remembered for her great and tremendous contributions to the liberty movement across the globe. To us, Linda Whetstone was a great fountain of liberty, through which advice, network opportunites, resources, important writings and tireless support flows to committed individuals fighting for freedom in Africa and the world at large.
The Executive Director at the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI) in Ghana, reflecting on support from Linda Whetstone said;
“Linda has been very instrumental in the transitional growth and sustainability of free market start-up think tanks in Africa. Through the Africa Journalist for Economic Training (AJEOT), which started in 2017 and supported by Linda in Ghana, 150 journalists and policy enthusiasts across Africa have benefited and demonstrated profound understanding of helping create a free prosperous society. Though we will miss her more than ever before, the CDs and books she donated are still with thousands of Cheetahs on the continent including Ghana. The resource materials have transformed thinking and made others entrepreneurs and will continue to cause the necessary changes for Africa’s prosperity. Anytime I look at the books and CDs, I see her and still thinks she’s alive with us.”
She has inspired and nurtured ideas to grow and have had measurable impact for freedom. Her legacy would live on. We would deeply miss her so much and would still have her in our hearts.
Rest in peace, Linda Whetstone.