Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has lauded Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah by describing him as an unparalleled visionary.
Extolling the qualities of the first President of Ghana on Founder’s Day, today, September 21, 2021, at the home constituency of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, he revealed that Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s vision remains the anchor for Africa.
“The African continent is struggling with poor leadership because many of the leaders in the region have refused to apply Dr. Nkrumah’s all-time, tried and tested vision of African liberation, backed by political and economic freedom.
“As the nation commemorates his birthday today (21st September) the people of Ellembelle join millions around the world to thank God for making Dr. Kwame Nkrumah a part of history that liberated humanity. His commitment to advance the cause of humanity, particularly on the African continent, is not only historically unmatched, but factually visible, and futuristically inspiring. The people of Ellembelle and for that matter Ghanaians would continue to celebrate Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the founder of our country, liberator of Africa and humble servant of humanity”.Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah
Leadership of Kwame Nkrumah
The Ellembele legislator in his statement, pointed out that Dr. Nkrumah’s humility is still relevant and worthy of emulation by leaders of today. According to him, Dr Kwame Nkrumah embodies service to humanity which cannot be readily discarded.
“He represented honesty in leadership, built our country with emphasis on empirical data, scientific and moral orientation, backed by environmental consciousness, all embedded African values.
“Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana and Africa cannot forget you; the world cannot forget you, but above all, your creator would not and would never forget you for serving humanity with humility and dexterity”.Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah
As part of activities marking the Nkrumah Memorial Day, the Ellembelle MP in partnership with West End Radio organized an inter-school quiz competition for students in Ellembelle to help share knowledge on the person of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, what he stood for and what he did.
Celebration of Founder’s Day
As the country celebrates the birthday of its first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, many people both young and old have taken to social media to celebrate him with the hashtag Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.
Founder’s Day is formally celebrated on September 21 to mark the birthday of Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah. It followed the passage of the Public Holiday Amendment Bill into law in March 2019. This is the third time the day is being marked in the country after Parliament approved it as a Statutory Holiday in 2019.
Following his leading of the Convention’s People Party victory to form a government, he became the leader of government business in 1951. The move, eventually led Ghana, formerly the Gold Coast to independence from British rule in 1957.
As the leader of the country, Dr Nkrumah led massive socio-economic development that resulted in a number of infrastructural projects, including the construction of the Akosombo Dam, the Tema Motorway, among other projects.
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