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Member of the Socialist Forum of Ghana, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., has attributed the setback of Ghana’s development to the overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah by the Danquah-Busia tradition.
The Founder’s Day celebration which is to recognize the contribution of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, to the development of Ghana and Africa, was marked on Friday at the International Conference Centre.
Speaking on Radio Gold’s Current Affairs Programme, Alhaji and Alhaji, on Saturday, Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr. indicated that there is no doubt that Dr. Nkrumah was the sole founder of Ghana.
He said the mythical Big Six in Ghanaian politics is a fallacy and an attempt by some people to take credit for an activity they were against.
He said “on the eve of Ghana’s independence, J.B. Danquah, Akuffo-Addo, and Busia were nowhere to be found. Busia led a delegation to Britain that it was too early to grant independence to Ghana.”
According to Mr. Kwesi Pratt, while in Britain, Busia told the colonial government “we still need you in the Gold Coast. Your experiment there is not complete. Sometimes I wonder why you seem to be in a hurry to wash your hands off us”.
Kwesi Pratt indicated that under the leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the educational sector of the country increased tremendously compared to any government that the country has ever seen.
He cautioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) not to hypocritically include Dr. Nkrumah’s educational policy into their free Senior High School (S.H.S) campaign promise.
According to Mr. Kwesi Pratt, “Dr. Bawumia said if Nkrumah was alive he would have supported the free S.H.S policy of Nana Akuffo-Addo”. He seriously criticized that assertion by saying that “The Danquah-Busia tradition vigorously opposed Nkrumah’s educational policy. In 1969 they dismantled Training Colleges into Secondary and Technical schools. Where was their commitment to expanding access to education?”
The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., further indicated that the memory of Dr. Nkrumah will forever remain in the heart of Ghanaians and the world at large.
Source: Radio Gold Newsroom || Joyce Vidza