Remembering Kwame Nkrumah and the question of an abandoned Vision
Kwame Nkrumah was a quintessential leader, an eminent evolutionist and a true stalwart of Pan-Africanism. A man who sacrificed physical freedom demonstrated herculean courage and made tremendous strides towards achieving his envisioned Ghana, a Ghana free from Oppression.
Nkrumah spun a progressive dream for Ghana and Africa. His bravery in nurturing the hopes and aspirations of the then enslaved nation gave rise and with renewed force, today's Ghana.
But One question that continues to linger in my thoughts as I write this is "Whether Nkrumah would be proud of the Ghana he Left Behind?" Chew the Cud on this too! I believe Nkrumah would have been horrified to see the condition of Ghana today despite his early efforts to bring economic liberation to Ghanaians.
Unfortunately, mediocrity has eaten up the Ghana Nkrumah left behind and it is appalling, how contemporary events have compelled our country to stray from its founding principles. While this should completely outrage every Ghanaian that understands the hard-fought freedom of our nation, indifference is the norm!
mother Ghana has been lulled to sleep and failed to notice that her fundamental freedoms are increasingly in jeopardy.
There seems to be a general consensus around the fact that the Founders and early Leaders of this nation, Nkrumah et al were really men of great vision but unfortunately can that be said of some of today's politicians?. Well, few may possess the vision but even with that, avidity as an impetus is yet absent in most. A total divorce from the founding vision!
Today's leaders pursue their selfish will instead of pursuing the people's will. Today's leaders say one thing to get elected but then follow the dictates of its party instead of the people's will when elected. Where is the probity that lived in the past?
How disappointed Nkrumah will be!
Our Inaction as a people will only guarantee continuum of the grievance. It is ineffective to sit back while efforts of the likes of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah gradually go in vain! Fellow Ghanaians instead of succumbing to Mediocrity, let's grow backbones and rise up to Greatness! Let us grant and fulfil the wishes of Dr.Kwame Nkrumah by reconsidering our allegiance to Ghana for as long as his Name lingers in our memories, it reminds us that our original vision can be revamped!..that engine of optimism and collective progress can be restarted! The vision must live on!
Continue to Rest Well Legend! Our History books would forever be kind to you!
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