Nkrumah: A Voice For The Voiceless

Osagyefo Dr. kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah (first president of the first republic) was born on September 21, 1909, in Nkroful, Gold Coast (now Ghana), and shepherded the country in its struggle for independence from Great Britain. He was President of Ghana until power was seized from him in 1966. He found asylum in Guinea and died on 27 April 1972 in Bucharest, Romania.

As an intellectual and a believer of social democracy, he fought for African Unity, And it was always his dream to see Africans manage their own administrative affairs.

Today marks the 103rd birthday of the once industrious son of Africa and one of the greatest orators to walk this world. I therefore took the opportunity to sample some of the the wise sayings and quotations of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Quotes

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

“We face neither East nor West ; we face Forward”

“It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be governed by anybody else”

“It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle’s eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.”

“Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.”

“We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.”

“Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa’s impoverishment.”

“its concern was based on the fact that such disputes continued to retard development and progress, resulting in increased poverty among the people.”

“A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace.”

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

“The forces that unite us are intrinsic and greater than the superimposed influences that keep us apart.”

“It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle’s eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.”

“Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa’s impoverishment.”

I hope as you read all the quotes, you felt some sense of nationalism. Happy Founders Day!!!!

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