Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah for fresh burial 50 years after death

Ghana’s foremost nationalist and liberation leader, late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is to get a fresh burial in November 2022, exactly 50 years after his death.

One of Ghana’s political parties, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), says the state didn’t give Nkrumah a befitting burial when he died in 1972.

Nkrumah died in Romania. He was Ghana’s first prime minister but a military coup toppled him in 1966.

The CPP says it believes the “restless” soul of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah needs to rest.

General Secretary of the party, Nana Yaa Jantuah disclosed this to the media at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum on Wednesday while celebrating 50 years since the demise of Nkrumah.

“A befitting burial he did not get, a restless soul which needs to rest is the bane of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

“It is on this premise that the convention people’s party and like-minded people in the diaspora and African countries would organise a befitting funeral for Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of the Republic of Ghana and the doyen of Pan-Africanism movement in the world. This event would take place in November, 2022,” she announced.

The party also added that “in no time, the CPP will bring out the timetable of activities that will culminate in the actual funeral and will also inaugurate a funeral committee in due course.”

The CPP reiterated its demand for the government to return assets seized from Dr. Kwame Nkrumah after he was overthrown in 1966.

“On this occasion, we want to reiterate our request for the return of assets of the CPP as the move to deepen comradeship and promote reparation.

“Your Excellency, it will be worthwhile to return to us the Information Ministry building and the Ghana National Fire Service headquarters among many others.

“Your Excellency, we hope you oblige us this request,” Nana Yaa Jantuah said.





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