How Nkrumah built Ghana with dedication and selflessness
How Nkrumah built Ghana with dedication and selflessness
The articles by PETER Antwi from the UK and the lecture by Gabby Orchry of the
Dankwa institute to an audience in the USA on Dr. Kwme Nkrumah, to some people might
be looking like accidental acts rather than intentional ploy by an organized group
of guilt infested people to rewrite the history of Ghana and that of the OAU.
The focus now is on Ghana but when this individuals get away with their evil
intentions, their next target is going to be the Africa Union.
90% of the population of Ghana, particuclarly the youths, were not alive when most
of what were being dicussed today actually happened. Equally the historical writings
as documentations of most of what happened were not properlly documented or
distroyed, thereby not being available enough for our youths. More over, the youths
of today actually do not research much on their own or even are fickle minded. This
nonchalant attitude of our youths is siad to be due to the NEW WORLD ORDER.
However, there are several evidence around us of what Nkrumah stands for that are
suppose to speak for themselves. One then will be forced to start asking the
question; WHAT IS THE MOTIVE BEHIND THESE WRITINGS? WHY NOW? WHY ARE THESE WRITINGS
BY THE SAME CAMP OF THE AFRICAN CONSERVATIVES? WHAT EXACTLY DOES DR. KWAME NKRUMAY
STANDS FOR THAT IS BEING A THREAT TO THESE PEOPLE? DOES THIS THING THAT KNRUMAH
STANDS FOR STILL EXIST AFTER OVER 50 YEARS OF KWAME NKRUMAH'S DEATH? IS THIS THING
THAT NKRUMAH STANDS FOR STILL A THREAT TO CERTAIN INTERETS?
In politics, failure to raise up to the challenge of one's opponents in the struggle
for the HEARTS AND MINDS of the people is a sign of weakness. Politics rely greatly
on STRENGTH OF AN OPINION AND HOW CONVINCING THE OPINION IS. Since it is all about
the struggle for the psychological sympathy of the people, being silence about the
expressions of such characters like Gabby Darko, Peter Antwi and the associates
could be mistaken by the fickle minded majority of our people that THE SELFISH
CONSERVATIVES THAT KWAME NKRUMAH STOOD AGAINST ARE RIGHT WHILE THE SELFLESS
COMPASSIONATES THAT KWAME NKRUMAH SYMBOLIZES, ARE WRONG.
It is also very important to acknowledge the angle from which the ANTI-KWAME
NKRUMAH'S ARE FIGHTING FROM by looking at the financiers and the backers of those
who stood against Nkrumah. Britian and the USA played very significant role in
supporting the ANTI-NKRUMAH CAMPAIGN, home and abroad, in favour of the SELFISH
CONSERVATIVES to sustain the statusque designed to slave the Ghanaian forever.
It will be very wrong for one to fall on the friend of his enemy for support against
his enemy. In fact that was exactly what the WEST wanted. Kwame Nkrumah as well
understood that he will also need an external support to counter the effort of the
CONSERVATIVES in order to actualize his COMPASSIONATE mission. But instead of
resorting to the IMPERIALISTS POWERS, Kame Nkrumah opted for the AFRICAN OPTION i.e.
the ORGANIZATION OF THE AFRICA UNITY (OAU), today called the AFRICA UNION (AU).
Kwame Nkrumah knew very well that THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM ON THE AFRICAN
CONTINENT MUST BE FROM WITHIN THE AFRICAN CONTINENTS ITSELF. To this, he understood
that an INSTITUTION OF AUTHORITY FORMED BY AFRICANS, WITHIN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT,
OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE AFRICAN CONITNENT THEMSELVES, AS WELL AS
RUNNED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE AFRICAN CONITNENT, IS THE ONLY ONE THAT THE AFRICAN WILL
BE CAPABLE OF CHANGING THE DESTINY OF THE PEOPLE ON THE CONTINENT.
At Independence of Ghana, like it was meant for every African independent state, it
was intended that the colonies must have only a PRIME MINISTER, while the QWEEN OF
ENGLAND (the Mornarch) remain the HEAD OF STATE of the colony. To sustain this
practice, every political party, whether in government or not, in the colony is
expected to consider the MONARCH as an INSTITUTION OF IT'S SUPREME AUTHORITY. By
this practice, political parties are supposed to be dependent on their colonial
partners for external finance, conflict resolutions, policy advice, etc.
This was the first COMMANDMENT OF THE IMPERIALIST that Kwame Nkrumah broke by going
for the Plebisite to make Ghana a REPUBLIC and himself the FIRST PRESIDENT OF GHANA.
In order words, Kwame Nkrumah was signifying that he is not going to allow himself
and the people of Ghana to be controlled financially, socially and politically by
any colonial authority. Thus, he is not ready for any colonial interferance in the
business of his free nation and its people.
Kwame Nkrumah made it very clear by according respect where it is due, that he is
not going to be dependant on his former colonial master for finance to run his
political agenda of which the people of Ghana have clearly voted for the party's
PLAN OF ACTION DEMOCRATICALLY. How fair would it have been on us if Kwame Nkrumah
should be explaining to the Ghanaian tax payer that the reason why he could not
carry out his PROMISED ACTION PLAN TO THEM WAS THAT THE IMPERILIST HE DEPENDEND ON
DID NOT ADVICE HIMP ROPERLY OR FAILED TO FINANCE HIM?
The following are what Kwame Nkrumah promised the people;
1. Free qualitative education at every level to every Ghanaian
2. Free medical service of the highest standard to every Ghanaian regardless to the
person personal circumstances
3. Nothing less than 50 factories for thenproduction of industrial and consumer
goods located startegically across the country
4. 10 nation wide motor ways starting with the TEMA MOTOR WAY
5. At least 3 new International airports starting with the KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT for a start.
6. At least two international sea ports by refurbishing the SECONDI TAKORADI SEA
PORT and the CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW TEMA PORT for a start.
7. A biffitng new modern city of TEMA with internationally standard housing
facilities to house the managers/workers of the New City and its sorounding
factories with their families
8. The housing project of the KANDA/RUGAH ESTATE that houses today nothing less than
2000 families. (Note that the landlords of Nima where paid and to be resettled in
Madina and Ashiama as the location was intended for extention of the Kanda Estates).
9. The AKOSOMBO HYDRO-ELECTRIC DAM to feed the demestic needs and the industral
demands with cheap electricity necessary for competitive industrial productive
10. The VOLTA HOUSING PROJECT capable of housing 2000 families.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah achieved all these dreams within 10 years and very unfortunately,
every one of these projects was seen as negative achievements by the colonial
sympathisers just beacuse Kwame Nkrumah is not following some of our brothers who
believed in consulting the WHITEMAN FIRST BEFORE VISITING THE TOILET!
Some times, some of us try to sympathise with these "FOLLOW-FOLLOWS" who were still
suffering from COLONIAL HUNGOVER. Removing the colonial master's burden from their
lives is like removing the ALMIGHTY GOD FROM THEIR LIVES.
Naturally, one will be expecting those with colonial hungover to behave the way they
were doing. Their behaviour however began to get out of hand with the advancement of
the success story of Kwame Nkrumah as the man with the MAGIC TOUCH. In fact, in some
African countries, the myth was that KWME NKRUMAH AND THE GHANAIANS ARE DOING WHAT
THE WHITEMAN IS YET TO BE ABLE TO DO IN EUROPE. Everyone across Africa and Asia,
and even in some parts of Europe, particularly the far less privilleged daily longed
for Nkwame Nkrumah as their saviour. Must any sane person, and the Ghanaian for that
matter, blame Kwame Nkrumah for doing what is good for the people in setting them
free? Well, Pater Antwi, Garbby Orchery Darko and their associates do!
The worst part of the story that were never mentioned by Gabby Orchery Darko and
Peter Antwi were that those they are presenting to us today as if such people were
the angels of their time who never resorted to voilence out of their jealousy and
frustrations. These people never remember to tell the Ghanaian youths of today that
their saints resorted to a gorillar war tactice by bombing innocent Ghanaians. They
never tell Ghanaians that their gods did attacked innocent Ghanaians within their
communities and intimidating them to join them in their colonial hang-over by not
seeing anything good with the good work of Kwame Nkrumah. Imagine the psychological
blind men of the time intimidating poor Ghanaians not to see the practical wonders
of Kwami Nkrumah just becuse they are blind themselves.
The widely read and experinced president Dr. Kwami Nkrumah knew very well that
attempt on the president's life is part of political risk. He was very much aware of
the so many attempts by citizens of the USA to kill their presidents. Nkrumah was
also very much aware and informed of what is happening across most of the African
states; the Congo experience fresh in the mind wih the active USA and the cololial
Belgian government. Nkrumah as well knows that when you attempt to kill the
president and you are caught, you are investigated and all those involved are
The dicy part of the whole situation was not the attempt on Nkrumah's life but a
faction of the political elites thinking that they can continue to encourgae their
followers to be killing and miming innocent Ghanaian citizens without Nkrumah doing
anything about it.
How many of us today, would have foregiven Kwame Nkrumah for foregoing all these
greate work that we can physically see today, and instead allowing the selfish
tribalists conservatives to have their way? How many of us would have forgiven Kwame
Nkrumah for pretending he was unaware of what was happening to allow the selfish
tribalists conservatives in emplying the strength of the national resources in
amassing wealth for themselves at the cost of the nation while we all languish in
mass poverty? How many of us wiuold have foregiven Kwame Nkrumah for not coming up
with a law that will be guranteeing our security from the selfish frustrated
colonial stoogies whose action has brought our greate dear nation to where she is
today? Are we foregetting that, like the vampire does when in desperate need for
blood, the colonialists in their hurry to do something about Ghanaians efforts to
command higher prices for their commodities, mounted more pressure on
the tribalist cum religious collaborating politicians, who in turn become
irrational in their political antagonism, that Nkrumah had to put them under
check? How many of us, with even a hindsight as is the case today, would have not
wished Nkrumah did impriosned the political childish minded frustrated individuals
that resotred to killing Ghanaians in their quest to tannish the image of Dr. Kwame
Nkrumah just because it was becoming very obvious that Nkrumah's fame of success is
reducing their political dreams into oblivion at all levels? In politics, the
saying that "posterity shall judge us all" was excatly the cardinal of Dr. Kwame
Nkrumah by which every one of his action was executed. In deed, he stands to be
judge by that but not by tribalists colonial liers like Garbby Orcheri Darko, Peter
Antwi and their associates to whom good things are only by the authority of their
Protecting every Ghanaian against injustice was one of the oath of Kwame Nkrumah's
official duty as the head of state and president of the REPUBLIC OF GHANA. Does this
excludes some people that were associated with some of the kilings of Ghanaians to
be restricted by imprisonment, as one of the few options in the hand of the state?
Is this practice of POLITICAL IMPUNITY that Kwame Nkrumah tried to stop 50 years ago
not what is happening today in Ghana, because the selfsh faction backed by the
imperialists that eventually had their way, wished it so? Are we now not in an era
where individuals are hidding behind their political curtins to be engaging in all
sorts of Anti Social Behavoiurs and getting way with it? Physical attack on
political opponents is becoming the order of the day in Ghana, particularly when one
find him/her self in the middle of a people with the same political view. Is this
the best we want for our nation? Will Nkrumah be said to be
right or wrong in doing something about this in his time?
What is holding the CPP back today is that the so called NKRUMAHIST are just as good
as the ANTI-NKRUMARHIST has been, as botth are resorting to the imperialists as
their GUARDIAN SPIRIT outside Ghana which has been the original plan of the colonial
master that Nkrumah stood against and opted for the AFRICAN CONTINENTAL WIDE
APPROACH. The Nkrumahist AGENDA today is just as good as the MATI-MIHU'S
IMPERIALISTS AGENDA becuase they all depend on the financial backing of the
colonialists which does not go without the colonial advice as well.
This is where the CONVENTIONAL PEOPLE'S PARTY(CPP) is becoming the CONSERVATIVE
PEOPLE'S PARTY(CPP). Our political elite brothers and sister are becoming very
active and comfortable with running to the colonial masters for loans. The argument
within Ghana today, whether it is NPP (NEOCOLONIALIST PEOPLE'S PARTY), NDC (NATIONAL
DECIEVERS CONGRESS) OR CPP(CONFUSED PEOPLE'S PARTY), it is all about how best the
Ghanaian can work with the IMPERIALISTS so that they will be giving Ghana more
loans. In fact, being a nation of DEBTORS to our colonial-imperialists friends is a
normal thing in our polity.
The thin line between Kwame Nkrumah's vision of the Ghanaian is that the Ghanaian
shall rely on him/her self first for the solution to his/her problem but when such
fails, he/she will then look up to the OAU (AU) for the solution beyond Ghana. On
the other hand, J. B. Dankwa's vision of the Ghanaian is also for the Ghanaian to
look upto him/her self first for the solution to his/her problem but when such
fails, the Ghanaian must resort to the colonial-imperil master for the solution
So while the center of focus of the foreign policy of Kwame Nkrumah to the rest of
the world is the Africa Union then the OAU, the center of the foreign policy to the
rest of the world of J.B. Dankwa is the colonial master.Thus, Nkrumah wanted to rely
on the OAU beyound Ghana to relate with the rest of the world while the J.B. Dankwa
believes in relying on the colonial master beyond Ghana to relate with the rest of
The fact is that, we are now at the point of no threat where Garbby and Peter by the
directives of the colonial advisors are finishing their dirty work. The bigger
picture of the OAU as passionately advanced by Nkrumah, is now under control as the
mind and heart of the Ghanaian, regardless to whatever political parties he/she
belong to, has now been reversed and limited to Ghana. In fact, the voices of this
kind of advocacy is even dead in Ghana. However, a form of Nkrumah's voice as a
spirit is still resonnating in the heart of the Africa Union itself outside Ghana.
The job of these POLITICAL UNDER TAKERS in the person of Garbby Darko and Peter
Antwi among some of their associate, is to attack and nib the remaining glimmer of
Nkrumah's goodness in the heart and mind of the Ghanaian by the means of rewriting
the history of Ghana and the AU in general. By this, reshaping the image of Nkrumah
in the mind of the Ghanaian regarding the ideals of the compasionate Kwame Nkrumah
is a key factor. This aim at making the Ghanaian in the future that will be
promoting the African Continental project in accordance with Nkrumah's pssion and
vigor to be confused. It aimed at distorting Nkrumah's own prophecy that "ONE DAY,
AFTER ME SHALL COME THE NEW AFRICAN THAT SHALL FULFILL...... THIS DREAM".
Indeed the target is the Nkrumah in the heart of the Ghahaian but the noice is
coming from minarets of THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
(USA), where both Garbby and Peter are making their voices heard. But why the UK and
the USA? Is this not an indication that the CPP voice will be better advance in the
AU? Or rather, against the Nkrumah's view, the CPP should be following the Garbbys
and the Peters to the COLONIAL CUM IMPERLAISTS METROPOLITANTS to make their own
voices heard as well?
KOFI ALI ABDUL-YEKIN
ACTION GROUP OF AFRICA.