Nkrumah, Ghana’s First President

We got on a tro-tro and navigated through Accra to a mausoleum and small museum where Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was buried. Ghana became independent from England in March of 1957; this is also a national holiday in Ghana. We arrived and I could see statues from the tro-tro; I grabbed a photograph with my camera. Soon we entered the mausoleum and I saw pictures of Dr. Nkrumah with famous people such as John F Kennedy in 1962.
Nkrumah was the famous and helped bring the continent of Africa into unity. I believe that this was overall a fun trip.
From my point of view I would compare him to George Washington or Nelson Mandela, he was a hero. Like at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC., which is where Lincoln is remembered, this was a public place we entered and there is an entrance fee. We are allowed to enter both memorials. We can all agree Dr. Nkrumah was a good leader for Ghana.

By Will Sutherland


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