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Accra, Jan 28, GNA - Kwame Nkrumah Foundation (KNF), an organization dedicated to the memory and championing of beliefs and ideology of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana on Wednesday launched centenary celebration in memory of his birth....
"Save Ghana now" to ensure that the poverty gap was bridged in fulfillment of the dreams of the first President of the republic. He mentioned some factories and developmental interventions of Dr Nkrumah which he said were left to lie fallow contributing to the low level of the country's development.
He defended the legacy and regime of the late President saying he was not an autocratic leader as being portrayed by some members of the society.
"We of the KNF pledge that we shall work tirelessly to redeem the image of our selfless leader Osagyefo"
He said in view of Nkrumah's passion for education, the KNF would create an ideas bank where writings shall be invited from the public and the most creative submissions awarded with prizes. He said the overthrow of Nkrumah was a dark day in Ghanaian politics and also the beginning of the developmental woes of Ghana. He called on the President John Atta Mills to initiate the process of making September 21, the birth-date of Nkrumah as a national holiday and pay him his well-earned tribute.
As part of the activities for the celebration, the KNF hoped to create a library on the premises of Kwame Nkrumah Mauseleum where speeches, documentaries and his writings would be assessed. 28 January 2008
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