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Columnist: Abdul-Yekin, Kofi Ali

How Nkrumah built Ghana with dedication and selflessness

Fellow Compatriots

How Nkrumah built Ghana with dedication and selflessness

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The articles by PETER Antwi from the UK and the lecture by Gabby Orchry of the

Dankwa institute to an audience in the USA on Dr. Kwme Nkrumah, to some people might

be looking like accidental acts rather than intentional ploy by an organized group

of guilt infested people to rewrite the history of Ghana and that of the OAU.

The focus now is on Ghana but when this individuals get away with their evil

intentions, their next target is going to be the Africa Union.



90% of the population of Ghana, particuclarly the youths, were not alive when most

of what were being dicussed today actually happened. Equally the historical writings

as documentations of most of what happened were not properlly documented or

distroyed, thereby not being available enough for our youths. More over, the youths

of today actually do not research much on their own or even are fickle minded. This

nonchalant attitude of our youths is siad to be due to the NEW WORLD ORDER.



However, there are several evidence around us of what Nkrumah stands for that are

suppose to speak for themselves. One then will be forced to start asking the

question; WHAT IS THE MOTIVE BEHIND THESE WRITINGS? WHY NOW? WHY ARE THESE WRITINGS

BY THE SAME CAMP OF THE AFRICAN CONSERVATIVES? WHAT EXACTLY DOES DR. KWAME NKRUMAY

STANDS FOR THAT IS BEING A THREAT TO THESE PEOPLE? DOES THIS THING THAT KNRUMAH

STANDS FOR STILL EXIST AFTER OVER 50 YEARS OF KWAME NKRUMAH'S DEATH? IS THIS THING

THAT NKRUMAH STANDS FOR STILL A THREAT TO CERTAIN INTERETS?



In politics, failure to raise up to the challenge of one's opponents in the struggle

for the HEARTS AND MINDS of the people is a sign of weakness. Politics rely greatly

on STRENGTH OF AN OPINION AND HOW CONVINCING THE OPINION IS. Since it is all about

the struggle for the psychological sympathy of the people, being silence about the

expressions of such characters like Gabby Darko, Peter Antwi and the associates

could be mistaken by the fickle minded majority of our people that THE SELFISH

CONSERVATIVES THAT KWAME NKRUMAH STOOD AGAINST ARE RIGHT WHILE THE SELFLESS

COMPASSIONATES THAT KWAME NKRUMAH SYMBOLIZES, ARE WRONG.



It is also very important to acknowledge the angle from which the ANTI-KWAME

NKRUMAH'S ARE FIGHTING FROM by looking at the financiers and the backers of those

who stood against Nkrumah. Britian and the USA played very significant role in

supporting the ANTI-NKRUMAH CAMPAIGN, home and abroad, in favour of the SELFISH

CONSERVATIVES to sustain the statusque designed to slave the Ghanaian forever.

It will be very wrong for one to fall on the friend of his enemy for support against

his enemy. In fact that was exactly what the WEST wanted. Kwame Nkrumah as well

understood that he will also need an external support to counter the effort of the

CONSERVATIVES in order to actualize his COMPASSIONATE mission. But instead of

resorting to the IMPERIALISTS POWERS, Kame Nkrumah opted for the AFRICAN OPTION i.e.

the ORGANIZATION OF THE AFRICA UNITY (OAU), today called the AFRICA UNION (AU).



Kwame Nkrumah knew very well that THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM ON THE AFRICAN

CONTINENT MUST BE FROM WITHIN THE AFRICAN CONTINENTS ITSELF. To this, he understood

that an INSTITUTION OF AUTHORITY FORMED BY AFRICANS, WITHIN THE AFRICAN CONTINENT,

OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE AFRICAN CONITNENT THEMSELVES, AS WELL AS

RUNNED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE AFRICAN CONITNENT, IS THE ONLY ONE THAT THE AFRICAN WILL

BE CAPABLE OF CHANGING THE DESTINY OF THE PEOPLE ON THE CONTINENT.



At Independence of Ghana, like it was meant for every African independent state, it

was intended that the colonies must have only a PRIME MINISTER, while the QWEEN OF

ENGLAND (the Mornarch) remain the HEAD OF STATE of the colony. To sustain this

practice, every political party, whether in government or not, in the colony is

expected to consider the MONARCH as an INSTITUTION OF IT'S SUPREME AUTHORITY. By

this practice, political parties are supposed to be dependent on their colonial

partners for external finance, conflict resolutions, policy advice, etc.



This was the first COMMANDMENT OF THE IMPERIALIST that Kwame Nkrumah broke by going

for the Plebisite to make Ghana a REPUBLIC and himself the FIRST PRESIDENT OF GHANA.

In order words, Kwame Nkrumah was signifying that he is not going to allow himself

and the people of Ghana to be controlled financially, socially and politically by

any colonial authority. Thus, he is not ready for any colonial interferance in the

business of his free nation and its people.



Kwame Nkrumah made it very clear by according respect where it is due, that he is

not going to be dependant on his former colonial master for finance to run his

political agenda of which the people of Ghana have clearly voted for the party's

PLAN OF ACTION DEMOCRATICALLY. How fair would it have been on us if Kwame Nkrumah

should be explaining to the Ghanaian tax payer that the reason why he could not

carry out his PROMISED ACTION PLAN TO THEM WAS THAT THE IMPERILIST HE DEPENDEND ON

DID NOT ADVICE HIMP ROPERLY OR FAILED TO FINANCE HIM?



The following are what Kwame Nkrumah promised the people;

1. Free qualitative education at every level to every Ghanaian

2. Free medical service of the highest standard to every Ghanaian regardless to the

person personal circumstances

3. Nothing less than 50 factories for thenproduction of industrial and consumer

goods located startegically across the country

4. 10 nation wide motor ways starting with the TEMA MOTOR WAY

5. At least 3 new International airports starting with the KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL

AIRPORT for a start.

6. At least two international sea ports by refurbishing the SECONDI TAKORADI SEA

PORT and the CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW TEMA PORT for a start.

7. A biffitng new modern city of TEMA with internationally standard housing

facilities to house the managers/workers of the New City and its sorounding

factories with their families

8. The housing project of the KANDA/RUGAH ESTATE that houses today nothing less than

2000 families. (Note that the landlords of Nima where paid and to be resettled in

Madina and Ashiama as the location was intended for extention of the Kanda Estates).

9. The AKOSOMBO HYDRO-ELECTRIC DAM to feed the demestic needs and the industral

demands with cheap electricity necessary for competitive industrial productive

ventures

10. The VOLTA HOUSING PROJECT capable of housing 2000 families.



Dr. Kwame Nkrumah achieved all these dreams within 10 years and very unfortunately,

every one of these projects was seen as negative achievements by the colonial

sympathisers just beacuse Kwame Nkrumah is not following some of our brothers who

believed in consulting the WHITEMAN FIRST BEFORE VISITING THE TOILET!



Some times, some of us try to sympathise with these "FOLLOW-FOLLOWS" who were still

suffering from COLONIAL HUNGOVER. Removing the colonial master's burden from their

lives is like removing the ALMIGHTY GOD FROM THEIR LIVES.

Naturally, one will be expecting those with colonial hungover to behave the way they

were doing. Their behaviour however began to get out of hand with the advancement of

the success story of Kwame Nkrumah as the man with the MAGIC TOUCH. In fact, in some

African countries, the myth was that KWME NKRUMAH AND THE GHANAIANS ARE DOING WHAT

THE WHITEMAN IS YET TO BE ABLE TO DO IN EUROPE. Everyone across Africa and Asia,

and even in some parts of Europe, particularly the far less privilleged daily longed

for Nkwame Nkrumah as their saviour. Must any sane person, and the Ghanaian for that

matter, blame Kwame Nkrumah for doing what is good for the people in setting them

free? Well, Pater Antwi, Garbby Orchery Darko and their associates do!



The worst part of the story that were never mentioned by Gabby Orchery Darko and

Peter Antwi were that those they are presenting to us today as if such people were

the angels of their time who never resorted to voilence out of their jealousy and

frustrations. These people never remember to tell the Ghanaian youths of today that

their saints resorted to a gorillar war tactice by bombing innocent Ghanaians. They

never tell Ghanaians that their gods did attacked innocent Ghanaians within their

communities and intimidating them to join them in their colonial hang-over by not

seeing anything good with the good work of Kwame Nkrumah. Imagine the psychological

blind men of the time intimidating poor Ghanaians not to see the practical wonders

of Kwami Nkrumah just becuse they are blind themselves.



The widely read and experinced president Dr. Kwami Nkrumah knew very well that

attempt on the president's life is part of political risk. He was very much aware of

the so many attempts by citizens of the USA to kill their presidents. Nkrumah was

also very much aware and informed of what is happening across most of the African

states; the Congo experience fresh in the mind wih the active USA and the cololial

Belgian government. Nkrumah as well knows that when you attempt to kill the

president and you are caught, you are investigated and all those involved are

punished.



The dicy part of the whole situation was not the attempt on Nkrumah's life but a

faction of the political elites thinking that they can continue to encourgae their

followers to be killing and miming innocent Ghanaian citizens without Nkrumah doing

anything about it.

How many of us today, would have foregiven Kwame Nkrumah for foregoing all these

greate work that we can physically see today, and instead allowing the selfish

tribalists conservatives to have their way? How many of us would have forgiven Kwame

Nkrumah for pretending he was unaware of what was happening to allow the selfish

tribalists conservatives in emplying the strength of the national resources in

amassing wealth for themselves at the cost of the nation while we all languish in

mass poverty? How many of us wiuold have foregiven Kwame Nkrumah for not coming up

with a law that will be guranteeing our security from the selfish frustrated

colonial stoogies whose action has brought our greate dear nation to where she is

today? Are we foregetting that, like the vampire does when in desperate need for

blood, the colonialists in their hurry to do something about Ghanaians efforts to

command higher prices for their commodities, mounted more pressure on

the tribalist cum religious collaborating politicians, who in turn become

irrational in their political antagonism, that Nkrumah had to put them under

check? How many of us, with even a hindsight as is the case today, would have not

wished Nkrumah did impriosned the political childish minded frustrated individuals

that resotred to killing Ghanaians in their quest to tannish the image of Dr. Kwame

Nkrumah just because it was becoming very obvious that Nkrumah's fame of success is

reducing their political dreams into oblivion at all levels? In politics, the

saying that "posterity shall judge us all" was excatly the cardinal of Dr. Kwame

Nkrumah by which every one of his action was executed. In deed, he stands to be

judge by that but not by tribalists colonial liers like Garbby Orcheri Darko, Peter

Antwi and their associates to whom good things are only by the authority of their

slave masters!



Protecting every Ghanaian against injustice was one of the oath of Kwame Nkrumah's

official duty as the head of state and president of the REPUBLIC OF GHANA. Does this

excludes some people that were associated with some of the kilings of Ghanaians to

be restricted by imprisonment, as one of the few options in the hand of the state?

Is this practice of POLITICAL IMPUNITY that Kwame Nkrumah tried to stop 50 years ago

not what is happening today in Ghana, because the selfsh faction backed by the

imperialists that eventually had their way, wished it so? Are we now not in an era

where individuals are hidding behind their political curtins to be engaging in all

sorts of Anti Social Behavoiurs and getting way with it? Physical attack on

political opponents is becoming the order of the day in Ghana, particularly when one

find him/her self in the middle of a people with the same political view. Is this

the best we want for our nation? Will Nkrumah be said to be

right or wrong in doing something about this in his time?



What is holding the CPP back today is that the so called NKRUMAHIST are just as good

as the ANTI-NKRUMARHIST has been, as botth are resorting to the imperialists as

their GUARDIAN SPIRIT outside Ghana which has been the original plan of the colonial

master that Nkrumah stood against and opted for the AFRICAN CONTINENTAL WIDE

APPROACH. The Nkrumahist AGENDA today is just as good as the MATI-MIHU'S

IMPERIALISTS AGENDA becuase they all depend on the financial backing of the

colonialists which does not go without the colonial advice as well.

This is where the CONVENTIONAL PEOPLE'S PARTY(CPP) is becoming the CONSERVATIVE

PEOPLE'S PARTY(CPP). Our political elite brothers and sister are becoming very

active and comfortable with running to the colonial masters for loans. The argument

within Ghana today, whether it is NPP (NEOCOLONIALIST PEOPLE'S PARTY), NDC (NATIONAL

DECIEVERS CONGRESS) OR CPP(CONFUSED PEOPLE'S PARTY), it is all about how best the

Ghanaian can work with the IMPERIALISTS so that they will be giving Ghana more

loans. In fact, being a nation of DEBTORS to our colonial-imperialists friends is a

normal thing in our polity.



The thin line between Kwame Nkrumah's vision of the Ghanaian is that the Ghanaian

shall rely on him/her self first for the solution to his/her problem but when such

fails, he/she will then look up to the OAU (AU) for the solution beyond Ghana. On

the other hand, J. B. Dankwa's vision of the Ghanaian is also for the Ghanaian to

look upto him/her self first for the solution to his/her problem but when such

fails, the Ghanaian must resort to the colonial-imperil master for the solution

beyond Ghana.



So while the center of focus of the foreign policy of Kwame Nkrumah to the rest of

the world is the Africa Union then the OAU, the center of the foreign policy to the

rest of the world of J.B. Dankwa is the colonial master.Thus, Nkrumah wanted to rely

on the OAU beyound Ghana to relate with the rest of the world while the J.B. Dankwa

believes in relying on the colonial master beyond Ghana to relate with the rest of

the world.



The fact is that, we are now at the point of no threat where Garbby and Peter by the

directives of the colonial advisors are finishing their dirty work. The bigger

picture of the OAU as passionately advanced by Nkrumah, is now under control as the

mind and heart of the Ghanaian, regardless to whatever political parties he/she

belong to, has now been reversed and limited to Ghana. In fact, the voices of this

kind of advocacy is even dead in Ghana. However, a form of Nkrumah's voice as a

spirit is still resonnating in the heart of the Africa Union itself outside Ghana.



The job of these POLITICAL UNDER TAKERS in the person of Garbby Darko and Peter

Antwi among some of their associate, is to attack and nib the remaining glimmer of

Nkrumah's goodness in the heart and mind of the Ghanaian by the means of rewriting

the history of Ghana and the AU in general. By this, reshaping the image of Nkrumah

in the mind of the Ghanaian regarding the ideals of the compasionate Kwame Nkrumah

is a key factor. This aim at making the Ghanaian in the future that will be

promoting the African Continental project in accordance with Nkrumah's pssion and

vigor to be confused. It aimed at distorting Nkrumah's own prophecy that "ONE DAY,

AFTER ME SHALL COME THE NEW AFRICAN THAT SHALL FULFILL...... THIS DREAM".



Indeed the target is the Nkrumah in the heart of the Ghahaian but the noice is

coming from minarets of THE UNITED KINGDOM (UK) AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

(USA), where both Garbby and Peter are making their voices heard. But why the UK and

the USA? Is this not an indication that the CPP voice will be better advance in the

AU? Or rather, against the Nkrumah's view, the CPP should be following the Garbbys

and the Peters to the COLONIAL CUM IMPERLAISTS METROPOLITANTS to make their own

voices heard as well?



KOFI ALI ABDUL-YEKIN

Chair/Coordinator

ACTION GROUP OF AFRICA.

yekali2002@yahoo.com