Within the last 5 years, they have tried so very hard to destroy Kwame Nkrumah’s remaining legacy. They’re even not ashamed to brag about the fact that their actions caused Nkrumah to die a pauper. After the coup that overthrew Nkrumah, here’s what they proudly announced to Ghanaians; “removing Nkrumah from office wasn’t enough, removing his ideas and memories from the people’s mind was equally important, and one of the ways to do that was to recreate him by calling him a dictator and a tyrant”. They even went ahead to create the idea that, Ghana’s problems started the moment Nkrumah became president.
So, you see, printing textbooks that teaches primary school students that, Nkrumah was a dictator is part of their long-planned agenda to dehumanize him.
Folks, they can hate Kwame Nkrumah all they want but they cannot wash away the facts. They can try to downplay Nkrumah’s role in the struggle for Ghana’s independence, but they cannot undo the following;
In 2000, a BBC poll named Kwame Nkrumah Man of the Millennium. Insiders say BBC bosses prayed and hoped that, Nelson Mandela would come out on top and were disappointed when Africa and the rest of the world picked Nkrumah. Not Busia, Danquah, Ofori Atta, etc. was even mentioned in that BBC’s poll.
At the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa stands a beautiful Kwame Nkrumah statue.
In Bamako, the capital city of Mali, a statue of Nkrumah is erected.
Nkrumah was the only Head of State on the face of the earth to write 16 books.
On the campus of the University of Dares Salaam, a Hall is named after Kwame Nkrumah.
After the coup that illegally removed him from office, Nkrumah was made a Co-President by the people of Guinea.
In Zambia, there’s a University named after Kwame Nkrumah.
In Chicago, there’s an African centered charter school named after Kwame Nkrumah.
At the Heroes Park in Havana, Cuba, Kwame Nkrumah monument is featured.
The list goes on….
Meanwhile the Busias, Danquas, Ofori Attas and the rest have little to no global audience. So trying to put them in the same category with Nkrumah is like comparing apples and oranges? The 2 fruits are totally incommensurable!
So instead of teaching innocent kids how to hate one of the country’s greatest leaders, why don’t you tell them that, Nkrumah built 48 teacher training schools and
100 secondary schools?
Instead of teaching hate, why don’t you tell our next generation that Nkrumah introduced the idea of free education in Ghana?
Nkrumah wasn’t an elite politician, yet, during his brief tenure, Ghana was ahead of Asian countries. Asian caught up with us because we deliberately destroyed the foundation Nkrumah laid.
Let’s get real!!!
Kofi Anaman writes from Ellembelle
Source: Nzema Youth Association WhatsApp Group