Photo of Nkrumah’s damaged statue after his overthrow emerges online

Photo of Nkrumah’s damaged statue after his overthrow emerges online

- A photo of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's damaged statue has popped up online and stimulated reactions from Ghanaians

- In the photo, the statue is seen lying on the ground outside the Parliament House of Ghana

- Information available shows that it was pulled down after the 1966 military coup that led to his exit from office

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A photo of a damaged statue of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has caused a stir online.

Dr. Nkrumah, who was Ghana’s first prime minister and president, led the Gold Coast to independence in the year 1957.

He was however removed from office following a military coup in February 1966.

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Per a report by Ghana The Black Star of Africa, the statue is seen on the ground outside the Parliament House of Ghana. It was reportedly pulled down and smashed after the coup.

The photo has since generated various reactions on social media:

Prade disclosed he is in tears because it was Ghana's day of shame.

Samuel added that the statue's fall represented the fall of Ghana.

Clement also noted that most of the children in the photo are now saying the economy is hard.

De-Souza also said history prevented the loss of Nkrumah's memory.

To Efo Mawuli, Ghana went back to the Stone Age that very day.

Asamoah believed it was both a happy and sad moment.

In other news, Ghanaian actress and fashion icon, Nana Akua Addo, continues to dominate headlines with her unrivalled designs at the red carpets of prominent events in the country.

The 'goddess' recently stole the show at the 5th Glitz Awards with her silver-styled 'coat of arms' outfit which earned national coverage from leading online portals in Ghana.

Nana Akua has turned heads again and got many talking about another dress she wore to highlight the ongoing Glitz Africa Fashion Week.

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