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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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Monumental disputes

The dispute comes amid another row over plans to renovate the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum resting place of independent Ghana's first President who championed pan-Africanism and pursued socialist economic policies before being overthrown in a CIA-backed coup in 1966...

Work on another of Akufo-Addo's controversial schemes for the Kwame Nkrumah memorial was launched on 19 July...

Before Akufo-Addo became President 21 September – Kwame Nkrumah's birthday – was declared to be Founder's Day to celebrate Nkrumah as the nation's founding father...

At the same time 21 September was named Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day and both days are now observed as public holidays...


Plans for urban forest raise hackles

About half of the land – nearly 2 000 acres – was reserved to build the Achimota High School (where Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah had his secondary education)...


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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