Co-President of Guinea Kwame Nkrumah in Conakry after the 1966 military coup in Ghana. Nkrumah lived in Guinea from 1966-1971., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
DR KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL
A number of activities are planned for the 24 February 2012 in memory of the Late Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
In context – the collapse of colonial empires in Africa towards the end of the 1950s and in the early 1960s brought some measure of self-rule to the majority of Africans. Some activists advanced to the political foreground, figures who made a considerable contribution to the theory and practice of the struggle for political and social liberation.
Nkrumah is unique in the modern history of Africa. History created Nkrumah and he created history. He was always ahead of the others. He was the first to build a mass anti-colonial organisation. His political legacy is complex and controversial. Many years have passed since he was removed from office, but his stature has not faded. All bear witness to his prominence.
No historical figure is able to halt or turn back the objective historical process. However some figures ‘live’ long after they are gone. Such was Kwame Nkrumah.
To pay fitting tribute to this African Statesman there will be convened, in the evening of the 24 February 2012, a gathering to honour the man, hosted by, amongst others, the Ghana High Commission in Windhoek and the Pan-Afrikan Centre of Namibia (PACON). This will take place in the Kuiseb Room, at the Safari Hotel Conference Complex, in Windhoek, Namibia.
Seven people have been invited to prepare papers on the Late Nkrumah, which will be published in one volume, especially for the Youth, to be aware who was the Late Nkrumah. A Panel Discussion will take place with an interactive forum for those attending.
The seven panellists are all persons of note, giving a special perspectives on the late African leader. The panel discussion will be followed by a Reception with a photographic exhibition.
In the morning of the 24 February 2012 there will be a Dr Kwame Nkrumah Street Naming Ceremony in Ludwigsdorf, Windhoek.