The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park refurbishment has been criticized by the Convention People’s Party (CPP), which claims that possible economic gains were the renovation’s primary driving force rather than respect for the first president of Ghana.
The CPP’s General Secretary, Nana Yaa Jantuah, expressed her worries in a unique interview with Citi News.
She emphasized that despite the party’s longstanding dedication to safeguarding the principles and heritage of Dr. Nkrumah, they were completely left out of the planning committees and the commissioning of the renovated building that followed.
Since taking office, President Akufo-Addo, according to Jantuah, has allegedly changed major dates and memories connected to Dr. Nkrumah in order to conform them to the Busia-Dombo tradition.
She referred to the most recent alteration in the GH2 note’s design to a coin lacking Nkrumah’s likeness.
Additionally, the CPP delegation attacked the choice to rename Nkrumah’s birthday as Founders’ Day while designating September 21 as Nkrumah Memorial Day, perceiving it as just another instance of marginalizing Ghana’s first president.
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah came from the CPP, a political party. However, neither were we asked to participate in the renovation committee nor were we in any way involved in the planning of the event. We could have given the Nkrumah library pertinent books, regretted Jantuah.
Nana Yaa Jantuah voiced her dissatisfaction with the president’s decision to concentrate on updating the Dr. Nkrumah Memorial Park without taking into account the political party he supported while in office.
The apparent disdain for Dr. Nkrumah’s legacy continues to infuriate the CPP, who thinks a different strategy for the renovation should have been used.
“Have you heard anything positive that this president (Akufo-Addo) has spoken about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah? He frequently places his tradition (Busia-Dombo) above Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, she continued.