- Sekou Nkrumah, Dr Kwame Nkrumah's son, has raised alarm about plans to rehabilitate his father's grave with a proposed "freedom way"
- According to him this "freedom way" will seek to highlight the contributions of the "big six" to Ghana's fight for independence
- However, Sekou says many are concerned this will re-write history and will water down the significance of Nkrumah’s contribution to Ghana’s liberation from colonial rule.
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Sekou Nkrumah, the son of Ghana’s first president, has raised concerns about ongoing rehabilitation works at his father’s mausoleum that he says seeks to rewrite history.
In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, July 28, 2022, Sekou said while vacationing in the US, some Ghanaians called to inform him about a proposed “freedom way” at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park that brings attention to the “big six” and their contribution to Ghana’s independence.
According to him, many are concerned that the proposed “freedom way” will misrepresent the significance of Nkrumah’s contribution to Ghana’s liberation from colonial rule.
“It was Nkrumah who carried out the concept of decolonisation and Pan Africanism.
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“Yes others contributed to Ghana’s independence, however, the mausoleum symbolises Ghana’s appreciation for the leader who led us to independence,” he wrote.
Atta Mills: Family of late former president furious Koku Anyidoho's NGO managing grave
YEN.com.gh reported in a previous unrelated story that the family of Ghana’s late former president, John Evans Atta Mills, is furious with the government for allowing an NGO headed by Koku Anyidoho to allegedly move his body.
The younger brother of the late former president, Samuel Atta Mills, said it was wrong for the Atta Mills Institute run by Mr. Anyidoho, the late president’s former aide, to manage the grave.
He said the family does not recognise the Atta Mills Institute.
“It is not proper to allow the NGO to make changes to the grave without recourse to the family,” he was angry.
On Free SHS Akufo-Addo is either a stubborn man or a visionary - this is what experts think
So many enlightened voices have called for a review of the Free Senior High School initiative.
Even some of the hardened supporters of the education policy in its current form have been swayed. For them, the sound arguments for critical adjustments have sunk in. But President Nana Akufo-Addo remains unmoved.
YEN.com.gh asked experts if the president is being stubborn or if posterity will judge him as a visionary.
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