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15.03.2007 General News

Educate youth on Nkrumah's role in Ghana's independence-m Gov't urged

By : GNA

The government has been urged to use the celebration of Ghana @ 50 to educate the youth on the significance of Dr Kwame Nkrumah in the country's struggle for independence.

Michael Carr, People's National Convention (PNC) 2004 parliamentary candidate for Obuasi, who made the call, noted that Dr Nkrumah, being the nation's first President deserves great honour during the celebrations.

He said the youth of today did not know the role Dr Nkrumah played towards the independence of the country in 1957.

He stressed the need for the country's leadership to take up the challenge to educate and sensitise the youth on how Ghana gained her independence during the yearlong celebration.

Mr Carr referred to the paintings on some of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses and said jokingly, "Since the pictures depicted 'Kufuor Nie, Nkrumah Nie', then President Kufuor should start promoting the ideals and vision of Dr Nkrumah in his administration".

He pointed out that the unity and sense of oneness that was demonstrated by Ghanaians in this year's independence celebration should be sustained.

"Ghanaians should live in unity and peace as displayed during the Ghana @50 celebration and that the nation will see more progress if we should continue to swim in such a pool of unity".

He further urged the leadership of all the political parties to search for love, unity and togetherness for the country, since political intolerance, disunity and divisions would not help the nation's growth and development.

Mr Carr touched on the use of the Ghana's flag in the celebration and said Ghanaians should not only display the flags on their cars, buildings and other public places, but they should learn to respect it and also learn to be patriotic, nationalistic and loyal to the nation.

Source: GNA