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Pioneer Of Africa’s Independence Kwame Nkrumah Sets To Be Reburied

To spiritually satisfy the dignity of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has revealed its intention to rebury the country’s first president and leading Pan Africanist.

The General Secretary of the party, Nana Yaa Jantua, believes that the freedom fighter was not duly buried with the respectable glamour and serenity that comes with it. Therefore, plans are in place to have him reburied in November this year.

The CPP believes the “restless” soul of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah needs to have its final rest and resolution, she told local media on Wednesday during a visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, as a way of celebrating 50 years since his demise.

The party also indicated 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.”

They also emphasized their demand for the government to return all seized assets from Dr. Kwame Nkrumah after he was overthrown in 1966.

The Ghanaian icon was overthrown by a coup spearheaded by Col. Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka on February 24, 1966. He served as the West African country’s first Prime Minister and President.

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