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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial lectures takes place in Ho

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Dr. Kwame Nkrumah - Ghana's first president

Mr Explo Nani-Kofi, Director of Kilombo Centre for Civil Society and African Self-Determination, has suggested the need for the ideals of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, First President of Ghana to be adopted as an academic discipline.

He said Nkrumah’s thoughts on governance, the African situation in the dynamics of the social, economic and political setting in the world, was virtually a science that needed continual analysis.

Mr Nani-Kofi was delivering the third in the series of a Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures organised by the Centre in Ho at the weekend.

The first of the lectures was held at Peki-Wudome in 2010 and the second at Keta Secondary School in 2011.

Mr Kofi-Nana said Nkrumah’s ideals should not be monopolised by any political party, as Dr Nkrumah was a reflection of a vision which was of relevance to Ghana and Africa.

He urged students of politics to read Nkrumah’s writings to imbibe his ideas on issues such as African unity and economic emancipation and as a guide to their contribution to national development.

Mr Nani-Kofi, who was the first Volta Regional Coordinator of the People’s Defence Committees in the early days of the 31st December Revolution, said the lectures would be hyped to become an active Nkrumaist Platform.

Mr Justice Edu Mantey, Secretary of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Lectures Organising Committee, said the lectures, to be organised annually in the Volta Region, was expected to reinforce Dr Nkrumah’s vision by promoting discussion.

Source: GNA

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