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Ghanaians react to Kwame Nkrumah’s letter to Busia

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Kwame Nkrumah is considered one of the greatest Africans to have ever lived.

He was instrumental in Ghana’s fight for independence and eventually gaining freedom from the British in 1957.

Nkrumah was also an inspiration for many African freedom fighters, sparing alot of them on to gain freedom for their people.

The Pan-Africanist also played a major role in the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU).

But in Ghana he faced many oppositions from the intellectual community including Kofi Abrefa Busia.

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Busia was Prime Minister of Ghana from 1969 to 1972.  He helped to restore civilian government to Ghana following a military rule after the overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah’s government in 1966.

Kwame Nkrumah and Busia were considered political rivals.

A letter written by Nkrumah to Busia in 1972 after the Busia government was toppled in a coup has sparked reactions from Ghanaians on social media.

NKrumah letter to Busia

The letter titled “A letter of consolation to Dr. Kofi A Busia” appears to be a vile mockery of the former Prime minister.

Nkrumah letter to Busia

The letter seems to be mocking at Busia for “failing in his attempt to succeed in politics”.

Nkrumah's letter to Busia

Social media reactions

On social media Ghanaians had their say on the letter and it’s intended purpose.



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