Daughter of Ghana’s first President, Samia Yaba Nkrumah has urged Ghanaians to take a conscious step to learn about the works of her father, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
According to her his works contain needed answers to the current crisis Ghana’s economy is facing.
Samia Yaba Nkrumah made this call at a three-day scholarly conference launch held at The Institute of African studies here at the University of Ghana yesterday
Delivery her speech Samia Nkrumah said her father’s books and policies are essential to the growth of Ghanaians
We must recover Kwame Nkrumah’s works, policies, speeches, books just learn from them and pick something that will be relevant to us today and God knows Africans do need that to raise the living standards of people and manufacture more. I think our manufacturing is about one percent globally. We need tp do much more and one way whoch cam help us is to recover some of the ideas and advice of Kwame Nkrumah.
Also speaking at the event, Professor in history from Howard University Benjamin Talton who has been in Ghana for a research work says there is more to Ghana than what he was told in America.
I came here to research on Kwame Nkrumah’s aspect on action. I found very little and when I went home to ma home institution, went to stacks where Nkrumah’s works are held, I’m still reading it. Its so much.
The Institute of African studies organized a three day scholarly conference on Global Ghana: in search of Africa’s Black Star at J. H Nketsiah conference hall which was held on Thursday, 27th October, 2022.
The event was in collaboration with scholars like Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Carina Ray, Jean Allman and Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, who explored the multiplicity of meanings that have been and continue to be invested in Ghana as a beacon of African emancipation, African unity, and continental innovation.
The program aims at eschewing racially essentialist interpretations of the Black Star in favor of diverse perspectives informed by Ghana’s complex history from Ghana’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 17th and 18th centuries to its place as one of the most significant sites for Afro-Arab solidarity in the 20th century. Deep historical perspectives will inform the program’s consideration of how younger generations in Ghana today are reimagining what and who constitutes the Black Star nation and its possible futures through a range of different media, including visual and performing arts.
Story by: Nana Kwegyiriba Koomson | univers.ug.edu.gh