Our mother Ghana was/is so blessed to have a lot of great leaders in the persons of ex-presidents and Vice but my question is, has there been any president in this country like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in terms of infrastructure and development, standard of living of our Country and fighting against corruption, can we say Dr. Nkrumah was unique. Aside he helping Gold Coast to gain independence, he is also known as the Heart of Gold Coast. His loyalty and Patriotism, can it be criticized?
He used Ghana as a Springboard for the total liberation of almost all the African States from Colonialism. It is therefore appropriate that long after his death, he was voted the AFRICAN PERSONALITY OF THE MILLENNIUM. He was a Charismatic and Magnetic Leader who commanded world attention. He exhibited great political skills and Judgements.
From 1951 up to 1966, when Nkrumah was leader of Government Business, Prime Minister and President, his government carried out a lot of developmental projects. The educational, social, economic, health problems of the people were tackled, vigorously, to achieve social justice economic progress, health solutions and educational expansion. Primary schools became free and there was a tremendous increase in the numbers of primary, secondary schools, agricultural and training schools. Technical and teacher training colleges also saw an increase. Three universities were established, University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Cape Coast University.
The housing problems were also dealt with by the development of estates in almost all the regional capitals and Accra, to reduce the housing deficit. It was same in the field of communication, when a lot of network of roads were built in most of the country. Accra-Winneba-Cape Coast road and Tema Motor way were just two of the many roads built. These roads are unique and of quality compared to the other roads constructed by any of the past presidents of Ghana. Adomi and Lower Volta Bridges over Volta River was built. Tema Harbour and Township and Township were also built. In short, most of what you see today in Ghana was either built by Nkrumah’s government or was on the drawing board. He was married to developing Ghana that he decided to remain single for a long time so as not to be saddled by a family.
From the above mention and many that we may be aware of, we can say that we are enjoying most of the things today because of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Ghana needs to learn something from this to help build Nkrumah’s Ghana well. He started it well for us and we have to end it well for ourselves.
God Bless our Homeland Ghana.
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