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JB Danquah Vrs Nkrumah: The untold story of Ghana’s independence struggle and the founders’/founder's debate

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JB Danquah Vrs Nkrumah: The untold story of Ghana

June 12, 1949: the day founding of Ghana changed
Before June 12, 1949, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the General Secretary of the first political party, United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC). The history records that, Dr. Ako Adjei recommended Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to the leaders of the UGCC, who were then looking for a full time General Secretary for the UGCC.The beginning of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s disagreement with the leaders of the UGCC, started after they were arrested on the basis of the allegation of their role in the 1948 riots that disturbed the peace of the colony. When the leaders of the UGCC appeared before the Aiken Watson Commission, there was a unanimous conclusion that Nkrumah was mainly to blame for the disorder: “The UGCC did not really get to business until the arrival of Nkrumah on December 16, 1947” – these were the words of the Commission.

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