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The memory of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah in Kulungugu

The status at the Bissa town ( kulungugu) where Ghana's first president Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah was Attack in the year" 1st August, 1962". The status showed where the bomb attack happened.Nkrumah was coming from a meeting with president Maurice Yameogo in Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso ( Upper Volta). The meeting was to sign documents relating to the construction of the major hydroelectric project on the volta which would become lake Volta.

During the trip back to Ghana, heavy rains caused difficulties for the convoy on the country's bad roads. The presidential convoy stopped at an outskirts of Bawku which is now ( kulungugu) to greet school children who has been waving and catching glimpse of the president. A school child, approached the president with a bouquet of flowers. A bomb was planted to assassinate the president where he made a short stoppover. The bomb blast killed a young school girl and injured other, when the bomb exploded. The president was saved by his body guard, Captain Buckman, who instinctively wrestled the president to the ground after hearing the ticking of the timing device. The president and Buckman experience life- threatening in juries, but most Bissas was injured due to this bomb assassination and 55 other people were also injured. Nkrumah was treated by a British doctor at Bawku Hospital, who remove shrapnel from the president's back and side.

A Memorial status stands at the site of bombing.

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Bawku Bissa Ghana Kwame Nkrumah Osagyefo


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