Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was not only a brave Ghanaian politician, he was a scholar and a wheel of change. His political ideas and transformations went beyond the shores of Ghana–and saw the need to extend helping hands to others, especially other African countries as the right cause of action for the liberation of the African continent.
As a freedom fighter and a key player in the struggle for Independence for Gold Coast, now Ghana, we literally owe our freedoms and existence partly to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Beyond freedoms, it was under his rule that some of the biggest and still cherished developmental projects such as the Akosombo dam took place.
Of course, Nkrumah was a unique hero–but he had his bad sides, something most people do not have a single idea about. He committed certain horrendous atrocities against his own political friends–and those who stood as his critics or against his ideological directions.
Before we delve into our 7 evil things Kwame Nkrumah did that even his staunchest admirers would struggle to defend, let’s look at the below quick intriguing facts about Ghana’s forerunner of the Independence movement.
- Kwame Nkrumah worked as a dishwasher during his first year studying in the United States as a way of making ends meet.
- He also once stowed away on a boat to Nigeria to meet an uncle to raise funds for his education.
- He earned a degree in theology from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
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