Kwame Nkrumah was a pillar against colonialist exploitation – Prof. Buor

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah - Ghana's first president

Professor Daniel Buor, Vice Chancellor of the Valley View University, has said Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana, was a pillar that stood firm against the onslaught of colonialist exploitation.

The Vice Chancellor said Dr Nkrumah expended his life on liberating the masses of developing economies from the shackles of colonialism, imperialism and capitalist exploitation.

Prof. Bour said these at the Launch of a book of poems titled “Osagyefo and the African story poems”, dedicated to the memory of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, in Kumasi.

The ceremony coincided with the 102nd birth day celebration of Dr Nkrumah, which has been declared a founder’s day to be observed by all African countries.

The book was authored by Mr Daniel Agyei Wiremfo, a 25-year-old scholar, who read Psychology at the University of Ghana.

The literary piece, couched in beautiful poetic language, summarised the ideals of Dr Nkrumah, his vision for uplifting the African personality and salvaging the continent from neo-colonialist exploitation.

The poetic verses also portray Dr. Nkrumah as a redeemer using liberation tools, which he identified as sword, shield and spear to liberate Africa.

Prof. Buor said Dr. Nkrumah espoused unity as a means of salvaging the economies of African nations, a vision now considered as a palpable mechanism for socio-economic transformation.

He said although some methods used to sustain Dr. Nkrumah’s political ambition such as the Preventive detention Act have received wide condemnation, some of the values he (Dr Nkrumah) trumpeted continued to enjoy massive acclamation as a means of saving Africa from its current socio-economic mess.

Prof. Bour commended the author for his insightful thoughts, and said the poems challenged Africans and the black world to pursue emancipation in the context of the philosophies of Dr Nkrumah, which should serve s a catalyst for socio-economic transformation.

Mr. Wiremfo said he was inspired by the need for Africans to have courage to pursue the ideals of Dr Nkrumah to propel their nations to development.

Source: GNA

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