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Dr Kwame Nkrumah (Born: Francis Nwia Kofi Ngonloma)

Date of Birth: 21 September 1909
Place of Birth: Nkroful, Gold Coast
Died: 27 April 1972


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Akufo-Addo keeps his lead

The exception is that Mahama was seen as better on infrastructure: his campaign in 2016 made much of some of his landmark projects such as a new general hospital in the centre of Accra and the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange...


Abba Kyari, 1952-2020

He would often refer to the ideas of Arthur Lewis a Nobel prize-winning economist and advisor to Ghana's founding President Kwame Nkrumah and Vijay Joshi an economics professor at Oxford with whom he maintained a lively correspondence...

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JH Mensah, 1928-2018

Armed with advanced degrees in economics from the universities of London and Stanford and a stint at the UN's Centre for Development Planning he returned to Ghana in 1961 to work in President Kwame Nkrumah's administration...

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Power to the president's elbow

Ofori-Atta's Adwuma ('work') budget announced that the government would create 100 000 jobs for young people under new teaching agriculture sanitation and health and tax collection programmes – an uncanny echo of the Kwame Nkrumah-era Workers' Brigades (AC blog 12 December 2016 GHANA: Jobs for youth are top priority says victorious Akufo-Addo)...


Mega-projects await reforms

Arthur Lewis took a hard line on closing down avenues for political patronage and corruption when he advised and later fell out with President Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana...


A racing start in spite of the rocky finances

The state-owned industries have been in unremitting decline since the heyday of founding President Kwame Nkrumah who tried to recycle earnings from cocoa exports into state-backed textile pharmaceutical aluminium vehicle assembly and machine-parts industries...

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A turning point vote for the Black Star

When asked whether this presupposes a mammoth state-backed industrialisation strategy – of the kind launched by founding President Kwame Nkrumah in the 1950s – Akufo-Addo emphasises 'commercial viability'...

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Red flag over Africa

Beijing also championed the cause of non-alignment with its support for among others Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana Julius Nyerere in Tanzania and Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt...


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