Kwame Nkrumah was a Dictator: GES New Textbook

The first Prime Minister and first former President of Ghana who was overthrown by a military coup has been labeled as a dictator in a the new BS6 textbook approved by GES.

As Ghana marked her Independence day on 6 of March, social media was flooded by a discovery in a history book taught in BS6, formerly known as Primary 6, that Dr.Kwame Nkrumah was a dictator.

Written by Mercy Gyaa-Adiya on page 36, its states that "the leader of the party, Dr.Kwame Nkrumah, was a dictator whose command must be obeyed without complaining."

Also in another point, it states that "CPP abused the rights of many Ghanaians through the Preventive Detention Act it brought about in 1958."

Can these justify his removal from Office through Coup d'etat or not.

Many Ghanaians have raised red flags about the development while others also suggest it was all planned by the current government to tarnish the image of Kwame Nkrumah who was a rivalry in ideology and politics to the Danquah Busia ideologists.

As a country, we have come along way with no significant progress because we focus much on differences in the past rather than development. You can not judge the decision in the past with the conditions of the present, use the conditions of the past to make fair judgement of the past.

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