Betrayal of Heritage: Here are Dr. Nkrumah’s Achievements and Projects Napo Should Know

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    The Member of Parliament for Manhyia South and running mate for Dr. Bawumia, Hon. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has taken a swipe at Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s achievements, dragging them through the mud.

    Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and leader who played a significant role in the country’s fight for independence from British colonial rule. Some of his notable achievements include:

    1. Leading Ghana to independence: Nkrumah was instrumental in Ghana’s fight for independence, which was finally achieved on March 6, 1957.

    2. Africanization of the economy: He implemented policies aimed at increasing African ownership and control of the economy, reducing foreign domination.

    3. Industrialization and infrastructure development: Nkrumah’s government invested in industrial projects like the Akosombo Dam, Tema Steel Works, and the Ghana Airways.

    4. Education and healthcare: He prioritized education and healthcare, establishing schools, universities, and hospitals, including the University of Ghana and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

    5. Pan-Africanism: Nkrumah was a key figure in the Pan-African movement, promoting African unity and solidarity. He hosted the 1965 African Heads of State summit, which led to the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU).

    6. Nationalist and anti-colonial leader: He inspired nationalist movements across Africa and beyond, fighting against colonialism and imperialism.

    7. Economic development: Nkrumah implemented policies aimed at rapid economic development, including the construction of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects.

    8. Cultural promotion: He encouraged Ghanaian culture, promoting traditional arts, music, and dance.

    9. International relations: Nkrumah played a key role in international affairs, participating in the Non-Aligned Movement and advocating for global peace and cooperation.

    10. Visionary leadership: He had a vision for a united, prosperous, and independent Africa, inspiring generations of Africans and global leaders.

    These achievements have made Dr. Kwame Nkrumah a celebrated figure in Ghanaian and African history.

    Here are some of the notable projects implemented by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s government:

    1. Akosombo Dam (1965) – a hydroelectric dam on the Volta River, providing electricity for Ghana and neighboring countries.

    2. Tema Steel Works (1965) – a steel production facility to industrialize Ghana’s economy.

    3. Ghana Airways (1958) – the national airline, established to promote air travel and connectivity.

    4. University of Ghana (1948) – a premier tertiary institution for higher education.

    5. Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (1959) – a major hospital for medical care and training.

    6. Tema Harbour (1961) – a modern seaport for international trade and commerce.

    7. Accra-Tema Motorway (1965) – a major highway connecting Accra and Tema.

    8. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (1952) – a science and technology university in Kumasi.

    9. Ghana National Museum (1957) – a museum showcasing Ghana’s history, culture, and art.

    10. Black Star Square (1961) – a ceremonial grounds and monument in Accra, symbolizing Ghana’s independence.

    11. State House (1965) – the official residence and office of the President of Ghana.

    12. Volta River Authority (1961) – a state-owned agency managing the Volta River and its resources.

    13. Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (1953) – a state-owned media organization for radio and television broadcasting.

    14. National Theatre (1992) – a performing arts center in Accra (initiated by Nkrumah but completed after his rule).

    These projects reflect Nkrumah’s vision for Ghana’s economic, social, and cultural development, and many remain important national assets today.

    By kwame Asare

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