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General News Mon, 17 May 2010

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Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah exhibited in Northern Region

Tamale, May 17, GNA - The Ministry of Chieftaincy and National Culture, on Monday opened an exhibition in Tamale to showcase the works and achievement of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The exhibition, which was part of the centenary celebration of the birth of Ghana's first president and under the auspices of the Centre for National Culture targeted mainly the youth. Some of the pictures exhibited included; Dr. Nkrumah inaugurating the Akosombo Dam in 1966, Dr. Nkrumah and his first cabinet, Dr. Nkrumah and Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Ghana in 1961. The exhibition was witnessed by a number of individuals and groups including students.

Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister in a speech read on his behalf, called on the youth to rekindle the spirit of patriotism and selflessness by emulating the nationalistic fervour of Dr. Nkrumah and his exemplary leadership, to propel the Better Ghana Agenda. He urged them to be committed to the service of the nation beyond material possessions and power gratification. Mr. Mabengba said the African liberation struggles of Dr. Nkrumah run through the length and breadth of the continent, adding: "He laid the foundation for the infrastructural and architectural development of the country."

Dulug-Lana Ebenezer Adams who was the first Northern Regional Minister during Nkrumah's regime noted that the first president was a sharing and listening person who took his time to understand people and share their concerns. He commended the government for taken the initiative to celebrate the legendary leader.

Some of the students at the exhibition who attended the exhibition told the Ghana News Agency that if the ideals, plans, and visionary ideology of Dr. Nkrumah had been followed by successive governments, the country would have been part of the first world nations. 17 May 10

Source: GNA

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