Rare video of Nkrumah's Ghana shows factories and more prosperity

Rare video of Nkrumah's Ghana shows factories and more prosperity

The real history of Ghana's post-independence era under Kwame Nkrumah still remains a textbook narrative.

Till now, many Ghanaians still see Kwame Nkrumah as that old dictator who destroyed the fortunes of Ghana by declaring a one-party state.

There is no denying the fact that Kwame Nkrumah was the only president under which Ghana experienced a massive industrialization agenda - the kind of which gained global attention.

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YEN.com.gh had earlier told the story of how some major factories under Kwame Nkrumah had either collapsed or been non-existent.

An old and rare video on Ghana's post-independence industrialization has opened up the true facts on how Ghana was blessed with heavy industrialization including the assembling of vehicles during the Nkrumah era.

From the production and export of nails to that of cigarettes, it is clear that Ghana truly missed out in maintaining the treasure of the past.

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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.

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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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