Born to Opanin Kofi Nwiana Ngolomah and Elizabeth Nyaniba on September 21, 1909, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, became Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President.
He led Ghana’s struggle for independence from the British in AD 1957, on March 6.
Died on April 27, 1972, Nkrumah would have been a hundred and fourteen (114) years if he were to be alive today.
In his honour, the Onua Maakye team joined the Ngolomah-Nyanibah family, the Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, CEO and Founder of Golden Empire Legacy Limited who is NDC parliamentary candidate for Amenfi Central, Joana Gyan Cudjoe, and the entire residents of Nkroful to celebrate him.
The event commenced with the lighting of a torch fire from the Nkrumah Museum at Nkroful, through some parts of the principal streets of the town and finishing at Osagyefo’s family house.
With cheer songs hailing Nkrumah taking centre stage during the procession, Osibisa’s ‘we are going’ was not left out in the patriotically charged march.
The procession which was joined by the young and old, both male and female, rich and poor devoid of status, was climaxed at the family house where participants went round a podium in front of the family house with a portrait of him.
The ritual continued till it was about five minutes to midnight when they stopped to initiate preparations for a cake-cutting ceremony.
Meanwhile, a bonfire was lighted at the Nkrumah Museum whilst the ceremony was in progress at the family house.
Find below some images at the event.