September 21 is now a very important day on the Ghanaian political calendar. Since 2009, the date has gained more prominence.
On September 21, 1909, a baby boy was born in a town called Nkroful in the Western Region of the then British colonised Gold Coast.
The boy was named Kwame Nkrumah and he went on to end the British colonial rule he was born into and renamed the Gold Coast to Ghana, an homage to the ancient illustrious kingdom that is believed to have existed in present-day southeast of Mauritania and western Mali.
Kwame Nkrumah’s leadership and his demand for “independence now” was what made it possible for Ghana to attain its independence on March 6, 1957, and later becoming a republic on July 1, 1960.
Since 2009, we have marked his birthday as a day to take stock of his incredible contribution to the formation of this country and the support of other independence struggles across the continent.
Today being September 21, Ghanaians have taken to Twitter to celebrate Kwame Nkrumah on what would have been his 112th birthday.
- Nkrumah remains undefeated though.
2. Nkrumah was a master of words.
3. Nkrumah never dies.
4. Not Nkrumah about to do the dab.
5. The way Fathia was looking at Nkrumah…
6. Nkrumah getting us motivated always.
7. No cap!
8. Nkrumah saw beyond the horizon.
9. The best we’ve ever had?
10. He was a Legend alright.
Rest in power, King.
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