General News of Saturday, 24 August 2013
The Kwame Nkrumah Foundation has criticized former Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Oquaye suggesting in a recent speech that, Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was not the founder of Ghana.
At a public lecture to mark the NPP’s 21st anniversary on Thursday, Professor Michael Oquaye insisted that, Dr. J.B. Danquah was the true founder of Ghana and that, Kwame Nkrumah was only brought in to assist an on-going course.
Speaking to Citi News, President of the Nkrumah Foundation, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa described Professor Michael Ocquaye as being ideologically blind.
“Sadly, he is an academic that have been blinded by ideology, and of course expect him to say all the things that he said, all the things that he said were half truth, people were fighting for an increasing participation of the governance of this country.
“Danquah himself said, if people thought he was into booting the British out of government then it was not him, this man wanted a power sharing system with the British, it was Kwame Nkrumah who insisted that he wanted to decolonize Ghana and Africa.”