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Heartbreaking Question Nkrumah Asked Ghanaians Before He Was Overthrown

A constitutional amendment in 1964 declared Ghana a one-party state, with Nkrumah as the nation's and party's president for life. The National Liberation Council toppled Nkrumah in 1966.

The administration of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was deposed on February 24, 1966, when he was still in Beijing, China, attending a summit. After being deposed from the presidency of Ghana, Nkrumah rose to the position of honorary president of Guinea, where he spent the rest of his life.

When Ghanaian President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was deposed, most Ghanaians rejoiced across the country, particularly in Accra's streets. What's the deal with everyone being so happy? They'll be sad, I'm sure.

"Mr President, Ghanaians merely wanted milk, but you were busy developing industries," said a good colleague and fellow of Nkrumah who was with him on board the ship to Hanoi at Ho Chi Mhi's invitation. They are overjoyed because Emmanuel Kotoka will not only establish factories for them, but will also give milk.

Nkrumah, who was upset, inquired once more. Is this all Ghanaians have ever desired? I would have installed milk taps in their homes if I had known. Because I believed we had a future together, I created factories and schools. Nkrumah wished he could go back in time and choose to ensure Ghana's future above the present.

Nkrumah's political system was a mix of nationalist and socialist beliefs. Akosombo Textiles, Wenchi Tomato Factory, Bolgatanga Rice Mills, Zuarungu Meat Processing Factory, Glass Factory at Aboso, Kumasi Shoe Factory, Takoradi Flour Mills, and other national industrial and energy initiatives were funded as a result. On top of that he singlehandedly built 16 colleges of education and was still Overthrown.

General Emmanuel Kotoka came to power and exacerbated the economic condition, prompting some to believe that General EK Kotoka, who led the overthrow, is Ghana's major problem since independence.

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