"Freedom is not something that people can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them." Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah
The Republic of Ghana was the first African country to gain independence on March 6, 1957. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was under British colonial rule. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a proponent of Pan-Africanism and passionate advocate for self governance, lead the path to freedom. Through grassroots campaigns and civil activism, Nkrumah's efforts were instrumental in dissolution from the United Kingdom. He continued his service as the first Prime Minister of Ghana and later became the first president of the republic in 1960.
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