Despite the iconic role Dr. Kwame Nkrumah played to lead Ghana’s independence, his efforts continue to be downplayed while his persona is smeared with hate campaigns by elements of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In a flashback story to illustrate this into perspective, former Ashanti Regional Chairman of NPP said loudly in a radio interview in November 2020 that the performance of the Akufo-Addo administration overrides that of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
“I am telling you that when it comes to politics, Nana Addo is much much better than Kwame Nkrumah. If he should get the same years Kwame Nkrumah got, he’ll do way better than Nkrumah,” he said on Nhyira Fm’s Kuro Yi Mu Nsem.
Mr. Amankwah argued that Kwame Nkrumah had governance easy, as he had lots of money released to him during the transfer of power from the British.
“Do you know the amount of money Kwame Nkrumah was handed alongside power? Kwame Nkrumah had a lot of money to run the country unlike that of Kuffour and Akufo-Addo,” he added.
“One unprecedented achievement by the Nana Addo administration is Free SHS; it has never happened in the history of this country,” he noted.