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Regional News of Thursday, 23 June 2011

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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures South Dayi 2012.

2009 marked the centenary of the birth of the first President of Ghana and widely recognized Pan- Africanist strategist, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. The centenary event was marked officially by the Government of Ghana under President J.E.A. Mills and the African Union. Kwame Nkrumah was also chosen as the African Millenium by a BBC poll of listeners in 1999.

A number of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures have been held in Cape Coast, Accra (Legon), Kumasi, Tamale, London (UK) and Manchester (UK) since the death of Kwame Nkrumah. Kwame Nkrumah died on 27 April 1972 in Roumania.

Since the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence Kwame Nkrumah has attracted increased attention from even many in the younger generation who were not born during his lifetime.

An initiative to have Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures in every constituency in Ghana is starting with a Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures in the South Dayi District in Volta Region. This event is being coordinated by Constance Ayer, an Nkrumaist based in the constituency.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures South Dayi 2012 takes place on Saturday 2nd July 2011 to coincide with the Republic day activities. The venue is the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Wudome – Peki, Volta Region, Ghana and is at 2pm. Speakers include Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of The Insight Newspaper, and Explo Nani-Kofi, Coordinator of Kilombo Community Education Project.

Kwesi Pratt has spoken at Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures in Ghana and the UK. Explo Nani-Kofi was the coordinator of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures in the UK.

For further information, those interested can contact Constance Ayer on 0246236729 or Explo Nani-Kofi on 0241498912.