Former Member of Prliament (MP) for Tamale Central Constituency Inusah Fuseini, has said that all persons who hail from the northern part of Ghana owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Speaking in an interview on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East show in line with the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day celebration, Mr. Fuseini opined that “All northerners owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in terms of his policy which was intended to bridge the educational gap between the north and the south.”
“Indeed, when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah became the Prime Minister of this country, he was left in no doubt that the British colonial policy in education was intended to treat the northerners as a labour reserve to constitute labor supply to the southern part of this country where we have all the mineral resources. Nkrumah changed that. And part of the statistics which raised education to almost 800 fold enrollment in the northern region was when Nkrumah introduced the compulsory primary education. That’s why I say all the people presently who are champions of the north; including our predecessors who came before us, we all benefitted from Nkrumah’s policy.”
Mr. Fuseini did not mince words in describing the former Ghanaian leader as a role model not only in Ghana but in many African countries.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Ghana