Post Independent, The Charismatic, Young And Enthusiastic Kwame Nkrumah

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POST INDEPENDENT TO THE FIRST COUP… (1957-1966) On the eve of Ghana’s independent the charismatic, young and enthusiastic Kwame Nkrumah gave his famous speech “At long last, the battle has ended! And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever! And yet again, I want to take the opportunity to thank the chief and people of this country; the youth, the farmers, the women who have so nobly fought and won the battle. Also, I want to thank the valiant ex-service men who have so cooperated with me in this mighty task of freeing our country from foreign rule and imperialism. And, as I pointed out… from now on, today, we must change our attitudes and our minds. We must realize that from now on we are no longer a colonial but free and…show more content…
We have won the battle and again rededicate ourselves … OUR INDEPENDENCE IS MEANINGLESS UNLESS IT IS LINKED UP WITH THE TOTAL LIBERATION OF AFRICA. Let us now, fellow Ghanaians; let us now ask for God’s blessing for only two seconds, and in your thousands and millions. I want to ask you to pause for only one minute and give thanks to Almighty God for having led us through our difficulties, imprisonments, hardships and sufferings, to have brought us to our end of troubles today. One minute silence. Ghana is free forever! And here I will ask the band to play the Ghana National Anthem. In this speech one could see clearly what Nkrumah wanted to do domestically and on the international stage. The speech carried the spirit of all Nkrumah’s agenda especially economic ideas. He was keen to prove that the black man is capable and ready of managing his own affairs. “As a former student of London school of economics even though he did dropped out he knew the economy hinges on structures and institutions, civil service, diplomatic core and secretary at the presidency and how this institutions combine to enhance national progress and Nkrumah seeing that all this vital positions were dominated by colonial technocrats decided to change everything. In fact it would be strange if he didn’t” says H.E Anna Arkyin Koto former High Commissioner to

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