Photos of the grandaughter of Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Doctor Kwame Nkrumah, Princess Fathia, has hit the web as we celebrate Nkrumah day in Ghana. Today, 21st September 2021, happens to be a holiday in Ghana. The holiday, dubbed Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, is to celebrate the birthday of Ghana’s first President and leader of … Read more
On 1 August 1962, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah escaped a bomb assassination attempt on his life at Kulungugu in the Upper East Region. READ ALSO: You Are Regina Daniels’ Grandmother But She Is Wiser Than You – Social Media User Trolls Tracey Boakye Following the attempt on President Kwame Nkrumah’s life in Kulungugu, three of … Read more
Exactly 58 Years ago today, Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah survived a brutal bomb attack in Kulungugu in the Bawku District while returning from the Upper Volta (Burkina Faso). READ ALSO: Shatta Wale Taught Me A Lesson, I’ve Seen that Accra Men Are Liars – Shatta Michy On August 1st, 1962, the President … Read more
The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), established on 25 May 1963, was the culmination of a number of diverse and far-reaching historical currents and political trends both on the African continent and abroad. Of particular import to the ideological formation of the OAU was the late 19th century Pan-Africanist movement which emerged in the United … Read more
Princess Fathia has popped up in beautiful bikini photos on the celebration of her granddad’s Memorial Day. The beautiful Princess has shared some hot bikini photos which have since gone viral due to the celebration of Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Day. READ ALSO: A Photo Of Nana Ama McBrown Without Makeup Has Left Fans Talking Last … Read more
Movie Producer, Kofi Asamoah is blaming the first President of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah for the woes of Ghana. According to Kofi Asamoah in videos posted on his Instagram page, Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s rush in achieving independence for Ghana brought nothing profitable. READ ALSO: Captain Smart and His New Wife Welcome Baby Boy Together In … Read more
Ghanaian movie Director and Chief Executive Officer of KOFAS Media, Kofi Asamoah says it’s a fact that the White man is sensible than the Black man ─ and he said this on the backdrop of the massive structures erected by the white folks in the United States and other developed countries. Kofi Asamoah blamed the … Read more
The 62nd anniversary of Ghana’s Independence Day which was celebrated on Wednesday, 6th March doesn’t seem to have inspired much confidence among Ghanaians. Almost every reaction to the celebration that we’ve seen has been a negative one.
German-based Ghanaian ‘borga’, Archipalago, has added his voice to the constant critiques of the Independence Day celebration, describing it as a useless celebration when Ghana is in such a terrible state.
The most important quality that any successful leader ought to possess is one that people often overlook, because they all too often concentrate on the wrong qualities, which is one of the reasons Africa remains mired in trouble because we go about choosing our leaders all wrong. The most important quality a leader needs is not charisma, which is vastly overrated, nor is it even the ability to fire people up, although that is very important — the most crucial quality of all successful leaders throughout history, without fail, has always been vision.
This week has been Independence week and Ghanaians have been marking the occasion in different ways. Some have been complaining whilst others have been appreciating where we have travelled from to reach where we are today.
Ghanaians may have disappointed John Mahama by voting him and his NDC out of power in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections but that did not hinder them from recognising and wishing him happy birthday today. The defeated president is 59 years old today and as usual of Ghanaians, they couldn’t hide their love and admiration for the former president. Many Ghanaians have taken to social media to pour out their warm and sweet birthday messages on him.
Some residents of Katanga Hall in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology were almost lynched by the Police. The incident happened after the students of the hall allegedly clashed with their rivals, Unity Hall, at the Tech Junction and the Police intervened.
Pappy Kojo once again proves why Obrafour is his idol as the duo performed one of the Rap Sofour’s hit songs he did for Ghana’s 1st President. Pappy Kojo at countless times revealed how from his childhood he’s been obsessed with the “Pae Mu Ka” hitmaker and that he can sing almost all his songs word to word.
Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah would have been 108-year-old today as Ghanaians and the world at large celebrate his birthday. The Day being a National Holiday and called “Founder’s Day” has become a debate in recent days as Government opts to reschedule the annual Founder’s Day celebration to August 4th and rename it as “Founders Day” in order to celebrate others who contributed to the birth of Ghana.
It’s one of the most recognisable facts about Ghanaian history and every Tom, Dick and Harry knows it – the legend of the Big Six. Their story is so ubiquitous that they are on almost all of our paper currency.
Former Ghana President John Agyekum Kuffour has put an attack out on our first ever President, Kwame Nkrumah, accusing him of destroying Ghana’s democracy.
Kuffour, speaking to a delegation of the International Democratic Union (IDU), who paid a courtesy call on him Tuesday, said Nkrumah’s actions in taking Ghana to one party rule caused us problems which have existed till now.
We certainly and sincerely do not want to believe this but it looks like the plausible is what actually happened. History was made yesterday at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle as the president commissioned the Dubai inspired interchange.
The ‘Big Six’ of Ghana are some of the biggest heroes in the history of our land, and indeed we literally owe our existence as an Independent nation to their exploits in fighting off colonial rule.
The six – Kwame Nkrumah, Obestsebi-Lamptey, Dr Ako-Adjei, Edward Akuffo Addo, J.B Danquah and William Ofori Atta – coalesced the resistance to colonial rule with the formation of political parties, and then continued to soldier on the fight despite paying for it with jail time amid strong pushback from the British.
“At long last, the battle has ended! And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever! And, as I pointed out, from now on, today, we must change our attitudes and our minds. We must realise that from now on we are no longer a colonial but free and independent people. That new Africa is ready to fight his own battles and show that after all the black man is capable of managing his own affairs. We are going to demonstrate to the world, to the other nations, that we are prepared to lay our foundation.”
The above quote is a very popular one taken from the Independence speech delivered by Ghana’s first president – Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. I can envisage how happy Ghanaians were at that particular time, simply because they were unshackled from foreign rule.
I am of the belief that, today, majority, if not all Ghanaians, are very miserable by the way thing are going in the country; perhaps as the outcome of self-rule.
Ghana is indeed constrained forever, as opposed to Kwame Nkrumah’s view of Ghana being free forever. The excitement at that moment might have clouded the vision of the leaders to foresee what the future entailed.
Since 1957, it has become very apparent that we are still dependent on foreign countries for virtually everything. Although, Ghana is an independent country, it is still being ruled indirectly under the auspices of neo-colonialism.
After a solid fifty seven (57) years of liberation, we have proven that we are not capable of managing our own affairs at all, in contrast to what Kwame Nkrumah made known. In fact, we are experiencing the exact opposite of the quote above. If by miracle Kwame Nkrumah is resurrected today, I am sure he will ask whoever raised him from the dead to send him back to his grave.
I feel ashamed to write (not even knowing where to start from) about the current state of affairs in our country. If indeed we are capable of managing our own affairs, we wouldn’t still be finding it difficult to generate enough electricity power for supply.
The rate at which load shedding is taking place in this era definitely defines our incapability to manage our resources. There is no single day that lights do not go off (without schedule) in this country. I guess the constant light outs might be as a result of VRA, GRIDCo, and ECG using their outfits to practically teach national service personnel how to ON and OFF lights to equip them for the future.
Ever since the Akosombo Hydroelectric Dam was conceived by Ernest Kitson, and finally constructed in 1963, it has remained our main hope and source of electricity supply. No other means of generating electricity has really been explored by our so-called leaders. For how long are we going to live in darkness, embarking on needless load shedding in order to conserve power?
As it stands now, the Ghanaian economy is on the verge of collapsing. I’m confident that it will eventually flop if nothing is done about it. From the look of things, there seem to be no remedy for the dying economy at the moment. All we can do is to observe it die since a vast number of our leaders have problems with their thinking faculties.
You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt-Daniel Hannan According to RadioXYZ; Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, the last son of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, insists his father died of prostate cancer and not skin cancer. “I stand by what I said that Nkrumah died of prostate cancer … Read more