- A Gold Coast politician, Joshua Attoh Quarshie, has argued that Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, does not deserve the title, Dr
- According to him, Nkrumah had no P.h.D and even admitted it to a commission before which he appeared
- Quarshie went on to say that during that time some crooks succeeded in buying degrees from some universities
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A politician during the era of the Gold Coast, Joshua Attoh Quarshie, has revealed some facts about Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah.
According to Quarshie, Nkrumah was a hustler in the United States of America (USA) and not studying for a Ph.D. as it is widely believed.
He explained that rather, Nkrumah used to pump toilets in the USA before he could get food to eat.
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He went on to say that the perception that Nkrumah was studying there was a ruse by socialists at that time.
Buttressing his point, Quarshie said Nkrumah admitted he had no P.h.D. when he appeared before the Watson Commission.
Per a report by Ghanaweb, Nkrumah was only trying to write his thesis for a Theological programme.
When asked if Nkrumah ever studied in the USA, he responded by saying there are crooks who buy degrees from some universities.
Delving into Nkrumah’s role in politics in Ghana, he said Nkrumah’s master was Ako Adjei and it was the same man who recommended him to Dr. J.B Danquah and others.
That recommendation, it has been argued, led to Nkrumah’s appointment as general secretary of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC).
In other news, large tropical trees from a vast submerged forest in Ghana could help rebuild the Notre-Dame cathedral, YEN.com.gh has learned.
The cathedral was hit by disaster as its spire and roof were consumed by fire in April 2019.
The trees have been present beneath Lake Volta since 1965 when the construction of the Akosombo Dam resulted in the flooding of parts of the Volta river basin.
A Ghanaian company, the Kete Krachi Timber Recovery, has argued that it is better to use the trees to rebuild the Notre-Dame.
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