Former National Security Adviser and an ex-serviceman, Brigadier (retired) Joseph Nunoo-Mensah has refuted claims that Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah was a dictator.
He said Dr Nkrumah’s opposers peddled such falsehood and branded him as a dictator only as a catalyst to overthrow him, reiterating that the Super Power Nations fought for his downfall.
Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah wondered why a man who loved his country even more than his family could be lowered to such a description saying everything Dr Nkrumah did was backed by law.
Speaking exclusively on Kingdom FM’s “Pae Mu Ka” in Accra to mark Ghana’s 63rd Anniversary, he said it’s never true that Dr Nkrumah rushed to attain Independence for Ghana adding that everything he did was in the interest of Ghana.
Brigadier Nunoo-Mensah noted that Dr Nkrumah’s vision for education in Ghana immediately after Independence was part of an overall comprehensive plan to bring social justice, economic self-reliance, and national cohesion.
“With so many resources at his disposal, Dr Nkrumah chose to invest those resources in the people and their education and left him with virtually nothing, self-denial even to the detriment of his own nuclear family,” he told Kwaku Dawuro.