Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day

When is Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day?

On September 21st every year, Ghana celebrates Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, which also happens to be the birthdate of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president.

Is September 21st A Holiday?

Every September 21st, a statutory public holiday is declared in honor of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first prime minister, and President.

How is Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day Celebrated?

The Memorial Day is marked with a series of public lectures to highlight the achievements and legacy of Dr. Nkrumah in Ghana’s struggle for independence.

History of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day

Dr. Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and a political revolutionist. He successfully founded the Convention People’s Party (C.P.P) and lead Ghana to gain its independence from British Colonial rule. 

On the eve of Ghana’s independence as Nkrumah was wearing kente and ahenema he declared that Ghana is free forever. 

Not too long after this in 1960, Prime Minister Osagyefo Dr. Kwame was sworn into office as the first President of the country and the republic was proclaimed on July 1st 1960.

When did Dr. Kwame Nkrumah died?

In February 1966, while Nkrumah was on a state visit to Vietnam and China, his government was overthrown in a military coup. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah never returned to Ghana and died in April 1972.

Legacy of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

One of Kwame Nkrumah’s quotes was, “Africans must find an African solution to our problems. Divided, we are weak; united, Africa could become one of the greatest forces for good in the world.”

Hence, Ahoomstore presents itself as the home and market for indigenous African products, made by Africans for the consumption of the world. 

At Ahoomstore, we present to you wonderfully crafted artifacts, afrocentric dresses, organic spices, and original leather shoes and footwear, all made by Africans, mostly in rural villages and settlements.

On this memorial day, we remember the first president of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who is quoted as saying, “Our independence (freedom) is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of the African continent.”

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