Ghana, following her independence on Wednesday, 6th March, 1957, from colonial rule, as well as, external and internal suppression, became the beacon of hope for Africa.
The flag of Ghana, which is made up of red; the blood which our forefathers shed for us, gold; the rich natural or mineral resources we have, green; our rich tropical forest, and the black star; which signifies hope for the black race, was lifted high at the Old Pollo Grounds by H.E. Dr. Francis Kwame Nkrumah on the day of independence.
Dr. Nkrumah became the first president of the Republic of Ghana on the ticket of the Convention People's Party (CPP), and he spearheaded our success in gaining independence from the British, who were our colonial masters.
Hence, it is not surprising that he, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, is acclaimed as one of the greatest leaders ever to emerge from the African continent; since his bravery in securing independence for Ghana catalyzed other African countries to do same.
Interestingly, most Ghanaians refer to Ghana as Ama Ghana and others have been wondering why they don't say Akua Ghana instead; since we had our independence on a Wednesday.
However, the reason such people who refer to Ghana as Ama Ghana do so is the fact that, Kwame Nkrumah gained independence for Ghana. Hence, there is the need to name Ghana after him.
Moreover, because countries are mostly considered to be feminine, they say; Ama Ghana, which is the feminine version of Kwame.
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