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Watch videos of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah funeral which have been hidden in archives for several years

Ghana’s first President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah had wanted to industrialize the nation within a generation and everything was on course until some disgruntled Ghanaian soldiers with the help of the CIA staged a coup on February 24, 1966, to oust him.

There was jubilation in the country after the coup and Dr. Kwame Nkrumah reportedly wept while in Hanoi on a peace mission in Asia. All literature and anything that reminds Ghanaians of Nkrumah was destroyed to wipe off his legacy from the face of the earth,

Even his death in Bucharest, Romania, after being forced into exile in Guinea for six years, exactly 48 years ago today on April 27, 1972, is not commemorated by the country.

His death far away from his birthplace of Nkroful at the age of 62 was announced by President Sekou Toure of Guinea, one of his closest friends and co-president of the country that offered him a safe-haven.

Three videos dug up from the archives by GhanaWeb show the three funerals of Osagyefo in Guinea on May 1, 1972, Accra and Nkroful in July 1972, the latter being his hometown where he was buried the second time after his body was exhumed in Conakry.

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His body was returned to Ghana on July 7, 1972, from Guinea following a long diplomatic tussle. His first funeral in Conakry saw several African heads of state; five members of the Colonel I. K. Acheampong-led National Redemption Council that overthrew the democratically-elected Progress Party (PP) government of Dr. K. A. Busia; and representatives of 25 other countries paying their last tributes.

Also captured in the footage is his wife, Fathia Nkrumah, clad in black attire and in a solemn mood.

Back in Ghana, the military government had declared May 19 as a national day of mourning and public holiday to mark the death of Nkrumah. A non-denominational service was held at the State House without the body.

After a successful negotiation to bring the body of the Co-president of Guinea to be buried in his hometown, a funeral service was again held at the forecourt of the State House and his body was laid in state for Ghanaians to pay their last respects.

He was then flown to Nkroful where he was buried for the second time. On July 1, 1992, Nkrumah’s body was exhumed again and reburied at a mausoleum in Accra.

This information and footages are not aired on television and cannot be found in Ghana’s history books as at the time of writing this story.

Watch Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Funeral held in Guinea Conakry:

 

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Funeral Held In Ghana

 


–: Source: GhanaWeb.com/ACC/GH/04272020

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Salifu Dagarti; the police officer who took a bullet for Kwame Nkrumah

Salifu Dagarti was a British trained Ghanaian police officer serving as one of President Nkrumah’s bodyguards at the Flagstaff House

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Salifu Dagarti; the police officer who took a bullet for Kwame Nkrumah

Salifu Dagarti; the police officer who took a bullet for Kwame Nkrumah

Salifu Dagarti was a British trained Ghanaian police officer serving as one of President Nkrumah’s bodyguards at the Flagstaff House. Supretendant Salifu was born in July 1931 and died on 2nd January 1964 when he used his body to shield Kwame Nkrumah on the fifth attempt to assassinate the President since he came to power in 1957.

How did it happen?

As Ghana entered 1964, at about 1.15 pm on Thursday, January 2nd, President Nkrumah of Ghana left his office at Flagstaff House to return to Christiansborg Castle for lunch. As he moved towards his car, across the courtyard, he was accompanied by two security guards – one Salifu Dagarti, a veteran British-trained police professional, the other an amateur provided by the President’s own party, CPP. A rifle shot rang out. It had been fired from behind some sort of cover – perhaps about 50 yards away – by Constable Ametewee, one of the policemen on guard at Flagstaff House who had been transferred for duty there only a day or two previously. The driver of the President’s car immediately disappeared. The CPP security guard hid for his life behind the car. The President and Salifu dived for cover.

Salifu got up to see what was going on and was instantly shot through the head. Two more shots were fired. One or both of them ripped through the President’s shirt but were apparently deflected by his bullet-proof vest.
Constable Ametewee then attempted to fire his fifth and last round, but the bullet was accidentally ejected. The President, perhaps seeing what had happened, got up and ran.

Lifeless body of Supt. Salifu Dagarti

Lifeless body of Supt. Salifu Dagarti surrounded by Kwame Nkrumah and his new military guard

The distance he covered was considerable. And, as he ran, he shouted for help. A number of armed policemen apparently watched with interest to see how the incident would end but did not move.

Senior officials similarly watched from the windows of nearby offices, one of them confining himself to the single comment: ‘They’ve bungled it again’.

As the President approached the kitchen of Flagstaff House, the Constable caught up with him and tried to club him with his rifle butt, but the rifle slipped from his hands. Inside the kitchen, the President and the Constable finally got to grips. The Constable bit the President’s cheek. The President kicked the Constable in the groin and the latter momentarily collapsed. At that stage, other policemen arrived on the scene and decided the time had come to intervene.

Constable Ametewee was quickly knocked out and left lying on the ground. The President, having changed his shirt and had his cheek dressed by a Russian doctor, had his photograph taken crouching over his assailant, as he might have done had he just overpowered him. He then left for the Castle, from which he has not since emerged.

 

Source: Extract from Edward A. Ulzen Memorial Foundation’s Report

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Top 10 Gargantuan Projects of Akufo-Addo that Ghanaians want to see before he ends his tenure

Ghanaians are yearning to see the top 10 Infrastructure Projects of Akufo-Addo before he ends his tenure

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Top 10 Gargantuan Projects of Akufo-Addo that Ghanaians want to see before he ends his tenure

Top 10 Infrastructure Projects of Akufo-Addo: Ghanaians are yearning to see the gargantuan projects promised by President Nana Akufo-Addo when he was campaigning in the 2016 general elections. Most of these promises have been well documented in the manifesto that New Patriotic Party (NPP) marketed to Ghanaians.

Indeed when the then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo won the elections in 2016 and started working in 2017, most of these promises have seen sod-cutting and others completed, while others are already at the various stages of completion. The following are the top 10 infrastructural projects his administration is expected to deliver before his tenure comes to an end in 2024.

 

1. Agenda 111 Regional and District Hospitals.

The Agenda 111 project includes 101 district hospitals, 6 regional hospitals in the newly created regions, 2 specialized hospitals in the middle and northern belts, as well as a regional hospital in the Western Region and renovation of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.

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President Akufo-Addo at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana when the call for an expansive health delivery system made a promise to Ghanaians that the government was preparing to construct 101 hospitals across the country to help beef up health delivery in the country.

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The Project Implementation Committee chaired by Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, had secured sites and land titles for 88 out of the 101 district hospitals and each unit would cost US$17 million, covering 15 acres.

 

2. Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam

Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam is a government of Ghana financed project. The US$993 million project consists of a dam with an elevation of 165m near the Pwalugu Bridge on the White Volta River and with a maximum reservoir area of 350 kilometers squared, a powerhouse consisting of two turbines with 60MW of installed capacity and 16.5 MW of firm continuous capacity and an Irrigation Scheme consisting of a 12m high weir and canal network (main, primary, secondary and tertiary canals) for about 25,000 ha of land.

The Project area is located on the White Volta River in Ghana, about 16km east of Pwalugu Bridge on the main Tamale-Bolgatanga road.

Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam

On November 29th, 2019, the President of the Republic, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo cut sod for the for construction activities to begin, and on February 26th, 2020, Parliament approved the project. The project is expected to be completed in four years.

Well, it seems no one is updating Ghanaians about the current status of the construction of this dam, but what the government should note is Ghanaians are waiting to see this massive investment commissioned before this government’s tenure comes to an end.

3. Tamale Interchange

Tamale Interchange

The Tamale Interchange is an integral part of comprehensive measures put in place by the Akufo-Addo government to address the issues of congestion in urban centers, and to help improve travel times on major arterial roads. The interchange funded under the US$2 billion China Synohydro deal is expected to be completed in 24 months.

This is the first interchange to be built in Tamale Metropolis and the indgens there can’t wait to catch a glimpse of it.

 

4. Takoradi Interchange

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This interchange is the first ever interchange to be constructed in the Western Region. It is being constructed at the PTC round about in Takoradi. This project is being funded under the US$2 billion Synohydro facility. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The people of Sekondi-Takoradi are eager to see this huge project in their history turn into a reality.

5. Kumasi Central Market redevelopment

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Kumasi Central Market redevelopment project is the phase 2 of the Kumasi Central Business District Redevelopment project. The first phase which is the redevelopment of the Kejetia market and lorry station has fully been completed with over 8,000 stores and other facilities. The EUR 248 million project is being executed by Messrs Contracta Construction Limited from the United Kingdom (UK). The project is expected to be completed in 4 years.

6. One District One Factory

The “One District One Factory” Initiative is a key component of the Industrial Transformation Agenda of the NPP Government. The concept was first introduced by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Presidential Special Initiatives during the past New Patriotic Party (NPP) Administration, as part of an integrated programme for Accelerated Growth and Industrial Development.

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Originally designated as the Rural Enterprises Development Programme, and later rebranded as the District Industrialisation Programme (DIP). It was designed as a comprehensive programme for rural industrialisation, involving the setting up of at least one medium to large scale factory in each of the administrative districts of Ghana.

This initiative was strongly emphasized in the 2016 manifesto of the New Patriotic Party and so Ghanaians are of high hopes to see this promise fully delivered.

7. New La General Hospital

 La General Hospital redevelopment - Top 10 Infrastructure Projects of Akufo-Addo

On Tuesday, 10th August 2020, President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of the new 160-bed La General Hospital to begin. This €68 million redevelopment project is being financed by a credit facility from Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom, with an export credit guarantee from Sinosure of the People’s Republic of China.

8. National Cathedral

Top 10 Infrastructure Projects of Akufo-Addo - Ghana National Cathedral

National Cathedral was a promise made by President Akufo-Addo on the day of his investiture in 2016 after he won the general elections. The President set up a Board of Trustees for the project of which Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah is the Chairperson. The entire project is estimated to cost US$250 Million. The government has provided a land and a seed fund of 10% of the estimated cost.

In the middle of the year, the Board of Trustees of the project through the government launched an appeal for funds campaign asking dedicated Ghanaians to contribute at least GHC100 to help raise funds for the project. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Although a good number of Ghanaians feel it’s not a priority currently, most people are also eager to see the final building as people leading it have touted it to be one of the most beautiful edifices to have ever existed in Ghana upon its completion.

 

9. Kumasi International Airport

kumasi international airport - Top 10 Infrastructure Projects of Akufo-Addo

The construction of the Kumasi International Airport is phase two of the airport’s redevelopment plans. The conversion of the local airport into an international airport became necessary due to the growing demands of aviation services in the country.

The project involves the extension of the runway from 1981 meters to 2300 meters to accommodate Boeing 737-800 series aircraft, construction of a new terminal, construction of additional aprons, and other ancillary works.

On completion, the new terminal will have the capacity to handle one million passengers per annum.

This is one of the major projects this government is undertaking in the region.

10. Dualization of Teshie Beach Road and Nungua Interchange

Vice President Dr. Bawumia cut the sod for this US$100 million project which spans from Independence Square in Accra passing through Osu, La, Teshie, Nungua, Tema Community Three, and Sakumono in the Tema enclave. This 26.6km dual road has one interchange at the Nungua section.

Teshie-Nungua road reconstruction - Top 10 Infrastructure Projects of Akufo-Addo

This project falls under the Accra-Tema Beach Road Improvement Project and is being funded under the Synohydro Facility. It is estimated to be completed within 24 months, and it is being constructed by the Messrs Gansu International Corporation for Economic and Technical Cooperation and Messrs China Major Bridge Engineering Company Limited.

 


Source: Accramail.com

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Papa’s Pizza branches and contact details in Ghana

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Papa’s Pizza branches and contact details in Ghana

Papa’s Pizza, a fully Ghanaian-owned restaurant is one of the biggest and most popular pizza restaurants in Ghana.  They currently operate from their branches in Spintex, East Legon, Osu, Ring Road-Circle, and Tema.

Their East Legon and Osu branches are the most popular branches in Accra with the East Legon branch being their headquarters.

They provide good customer service and their food delivery service is extremely efficient.  Papa’s Pizza has been in existence for several years and has grown to be a preferred pizza place in Ghana.

 

Papa’s Pizza Spintex branch

Location: Otu Adzin Rd, Accra

Tel: 050 291 1720


Papa’s Pizza East Legon branch

Location: Opposite X-Men, off La-Bawaleshie Road, East Legon, Accra

Tel: 024 882 0535


Papa’s Pizza Osu branch

Location: Trinity House, Ring Rd E, Osu Accra

Tel: 026 635 6498


Papa’s Pizza Ring Road branch

Location: Ring Road Central, Circle, Accra

Tel: 056 002 7195


Papa’s Pizza Tema branch

Location: Fourth Ave, Tema

Tel: 056 127 8676

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