- A picture of Nkrumah and his mother has surfaced
- This was the picture he took after returning from abroad in 1947
Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah is Ghana's first president who, based on written history, attained independence for Ghana, then called the Gold Coast.
Till date, little is known about the personal life of Nkrumah including the relationship between himself and mother, Madam Elizabeth Nyaniba.
YEN.com.gh has stumbled on a rare photo of the former president and his biological mother, Elizabeth Nyaniba.
The black and white picture shows Dr Nkrumah (on the left) sitting comfortably on a wooden chair with his mother dressed as a queen mother in a rich collection of Ghanaian cloth. This picture was taken just when Osagyefo Nkrumah returned from the states to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1947 after studying there for 12 years.
Nkrumah's main purpose abroad was to get prepared to win the battle of independence for Ghana.
Since he could not fight the anti-colonial fight all by himself, Nkrumah decided to form a strong political party which would help him win the hearts and minds of Ghanaians, who already were resisting colonial rule. The party was called the Convention People's Party (CPP).
The fight for political independence was not an easy one for Nkrumah. He suffered some arrests by opposing colonial forces. He also was met with grave political opposition from other local politicians who just felt the approach by Nkrumah was very radical.
But despite all these challenges, Nkrumah managed to become Ghana's prime minister in 1952. He kept this position until 1920 when he officially got elected as president of Ghana under the new 1960 Constitution - Ghana's first Constitution before the 1992 Constitution.
Nkrumah's political mission in Ghana never lasted as he got deposed from power through a bloody coup in 1966 championed by an opposing party called the National Liberation Council (NLC).
Despite his overthrow, Kwame Nkrumah was still committed to pursuing his agenda against colonial rule. This dream was achieved in Guinea where he was honored as the co-founder of the country. This move follows Nkrumah's performance in managing to facilitate a massive industrialization agenda.
Today, although we may not have met Nkrumah in person, we remember him for the construction and commissioning of the Akosombo Dam, Tema Harbour, Tema Motorway, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana Broadcasting Company (GBC) and many more.
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