Academics and delegates from Rumania, Hungary, Sierra Leone, Ghana, East Germany, South africa and Nigeria gathered in the Ghana capital Accra on Saturday (April 27) for a seminar on the works of Dr.
GV EXT. Accra Community Centre
SV Delegates enter
SV More delegates Prof. Tamas Szentes of Hungary
CU INT. Portrait of Nkrumah
GV Audience seated
CU Johnny Hasen speaking
SCU Dr. Getz (East Germany) and Mr. Fillie - Favoe (Sierra Leone)
CU Hassan Hafez
CU Joseph Nhalannla (South Africa)
CU Prof Kulescu (Rumania)
SV Members of the audience standing chanting
Initials AE/21.29 AE/21.42
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Background: Academics and delegates from Rumania, Hungary, Sierra Leone, Ghana, East Germany, South africa and Nigeria gathered in the Ghana capital Accra on Saturday (April 27) for a seminar on the works of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to mark the second anniversary of the deposed leader's death.
Dr. Nkrumah, who was President of Ghana from July 1, 1960, when Ghana was proclaimed a republic until he was deposed by the Army and police in February 1966 while on a trip to China, died in Bucharest, Rumania on April 27, 1972, at the age of 63.
Saturday's seminar was part of the process of assessing the true importance of Kwame Nkrumah in the development of Ghana and the movement for African independence.
He was called the "Osagyefo" (Redeemer) but as the concentrated on trying to achieve the political unity of Africa he began to lose touch with the realities of Chana. And his increasingly self-seeking administration embarked on grandiose projects that plunged a prosperous country deep into debt.
In July last year the Ghana Government formed a committee to honour the memory of the late Dr. Nkrumah for his contribution to African independence.
Saturday's seminar concentrated on Kwame Nkrumah's warning 's on the dengers of ne-colonialism in Africa".
the Ghana Head of State Colonel Kutu Acheampong said recently: "The decision to honour the memory of Dr. Nkrumah is a controversial issue, but we must face facts, we cannot allow whatever mistakes he made to overshadow our good sense of judgement. It is clear that Nkrumah did a lot for the country and for the liberation movement in Africa."