51 Years Ago this Feb 24th,
They Stole Ghana’s Industrial Revolution!
By: Prof Lungu
February 27, 2017
In Remembrance and Celebration of Kwame Nkrumah's Exemplary
Performance on Behalf of Unitary Ghana During 1951 - 24th
well before independence in 1957, the CPP caretaker government
under Kwame Nkrumah created the Accelerated Development Plan for
Education (ADPE) to fast-track education for all the people in
the then-Gold Coast. The ADPE was further strengthened in 1961,
following independence. Vast amounts of funds was spent on
education and infrastructure systems that today, in 2017, still
constitute the back-bone of education and the SHS system Akufo
Addo now proposes to make freer for every Ghanaian without
regard to their ability to pay, whether they pay their fair
share of taxes or not.
Ghana school enrollment data for you, for the period 1951 (pop
~5,436,555) through 1966 (~7,891,194).
Go around Ghana
and name it, and it was most likely built under Kwame Nkrumah!
In fact, just about a week age when it was announced that
some students at the Drobo-East Demonstration Primary and Junior
High School in the Jaman South-District in the Brong-Ahafo
Region were being "forced to study in an abandoned toilet
building", a related commentary was that the "toilet facility
was built in the 1960’s for Drobo Senior High School". We will
bet our bottom cedi that the building was most likely a ADPE
facility, one of those the Nonentities, Liars and Crooks, (NLC)
that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah did not complete. In the 21st
century, that toilet facility has been converted into school.
Now, in 2017, President Akufo Addo wants to give
Ghanaians free SHS, free SHS when kindergarten and elementary
schools are under trees, rotten, or falling all over. They are
talking about free SHS when over 95% of existing schools do not
have plumbing or running water to control disease among children
and in society. They are talking free SHS for even people like
Akufo Addo with some of the highest incomes in the land. Those
are the same people who do not pay income taxes on their high
incomes in the first place because they have the clutch of a
wart-infested Rawlings Constitution.
All of it would
still be free to all of them even before the "Free SHS Plan" has
been developed with the people, and approved by the people.
SOURCE OF GHANA'S ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT BEGUN IN 1966, (NOT
Dear reader, by all objective measures, by 1966,
by most measures of economic performance, social development,
and governance, Ghana was on its way. Ghana was practically at
the liftoff stage of industrialization and fast-track social
development exactly 51 years ago, today, this February 24th.
Then, the Nonentities, Liars and Crooks, (NLC), with the aid and
assistance of rascal civilians Komla Gbedemah, Kofi Busia, and
the NLM-UP-PP cohorts, swallowed the playbook of the Johnson CIA
like rottening fishes without identity, hope, or history.
They overthrew Kwame Nkrumah!
Yes, the arrested
development of Ghana occurred exactly 51 years ago, today, (not
at independence) when the liftoff stage of Ghana's industrial
experiment was crudely aborted, and thus begun the downward
spiral of the development of Ghana.
This is a fact!
Do not be fooled by what Akufo Addo, Bawumia, and the rest
of the fast-talking politicians who for generations resisted the
Unitary Ghana concept, individuals who will have you now believe
that it all started coming down for Ghana at independence, in
1957, 60 years ago by their calendar.
It is all a big fat
lie and there is no useful point for Ghana's school children.
It is a betrayal of the History and People of Ghana, from
where we sit.
Pegging Ghana's downward spiral to
independence day in 1957 allows them to escape their own role in
the fall of Ghana, as so many records show today.
momentous date for the downward spiral of Ghana is 24th
February, 1966. But, it all started in 1965, in fact earlier, as
records now show, with the subversion, and its culmination in
the overthrow 24th February, 1966.
Fact is, by February,
1966, the year Kwame Nkumah's CCP was overthrown, Ghana was
miles ahead of Singapore on practically every measure of
economic performance. (Google and read about all of that in our
series, "Only mad 60-year olds fault Kwame Nkrumah for Ghana's
know the facts in the data!
The GDP chart above shows
that while Singapore had a higher GDP than Ghana in 1961, two
years later in 1963, Ghana had surpassed Singapore so that by
1965, Ghana's GDP was almost 10 percentage points higher than
Singapore's. Then, after 1965, beginning in 1966 and with the
NLC at the controls, it all begun to go downhill, negatively.
Beginning in 1969, Singapore never looked back at the Africans
in Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana.
That is data you can take to
your favorite bank!
Today, in 2017, only egoistical, mad
men, only people like the ones we witnessed at the Flagstaff
House chasing after a government vehicle operated by a police
officer, only they and their employers, only those with their
own selfish and diabolical political agendas, only they would
attempt to conflate Ghana's fall in February 1966 with the
superior performance of Ghana from 1951, through independence in
1957, and up to February 24, 1966, and the overthrow of Kwame
We believe that most Ghanaians are rational
We believe that most Ghanaians are objective,
given fair and accurate facts.
With all due respect,
every single Ghanaian ought to understand that rationally, by
commonsense alone, the baseline, that starting point for "the
hopeless State", "the failed Ghana", the bastardized Ghana
constantly trumpeted by the Akufo Addos, the Bawumias, the
Rawlings, the Kuffours, the Amoako-Baahs, the Wereko-Brobbeys,
etc., the origin of that sorry baseline is NOT 1957, the year
Ghana became independent of Great Britain.
bastardized Ghana began in 1966 with the overthrow of Kwame
GHANA'S STRIVE FOR DIGNITY, DEVELOPMENT AND
INDEPENDENCE HAD ITS DETRACTORS AT HOME:
In 1966, before
the overthrow, Ghana had broken diplomatic relations with Great
Britain, the second most important external actor in the
For generations and hundreds of years before
independence in 1957, the Gold Coast/Ghana, contributed in no
small measure to the development or Europe and that same Great
Britain, from Takoradi all the way to Singapore. Yes, Singapore,
where just the other day former President Kuffour stood and
proudly christened an oil drilling rig in his own name while
bemoaning Ghana's aborted developmental agenda 60 years and
counting in his sad self-serving song.
Mr. Kuffour, 16
years ago, had 8 years to do important things for Ghana,
including fixing that fraud of a Constitution. Kuffour could
have fixed that tax thing, but cared for other things more. The
oil they found during his time, they screwed Ghana with the
contract system to christened Ghana Hybrid System. It is now
more than $6 billion in continuing losses to Ghana and Akufo
Addo, the new Kuffour with the plan for the free SHS and
factories for every district, cannot be bothered.
allow all of the jokes to be on them!
Let all of the
jokes be on the tradition that stood against the Unitary Ghana
concept and in dark corners of foreign embassies and capitals
from Lome, to Lagos, to Monrovia, to London, aided and abetted
the maiden overthrow of that duly elected government of Ghana
through the barrel of the gun and hollow cups of coup plotter
narratives most of whose truth and fidelity have since 1966
fallen apart (as more reliable information have now become
The Akufo Addos, the Bawumias, the Rawlings,
the Kuffours, and the Amoako-Baahs love to parade around town
chanting coup-plotter narratives and throwing out sundry data,
hollering that Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana was "broke" in 1966, that
Ghana in 1966 had a very high, unsustainable national debt, and
thus the overthrow.
But sure, in the early- to mid-1960s,
Ghana had economic problems just as any other country. For one,
the price of cocoa had been "engineered" downward as punishment
for Ghana's strife for development, respect, and independence.
And much of promised development aid had been withheld, even as
they paid little for more products from Ghana.
observed in the "60-Year Old Mad Men" series, when Kwame
Nkrumah's government was overthrown by
Ankrah-Harlley-Afrifa-Nunoo-Deku traitor bunch backed by
"rascal" Busia, Gbedemah, and the Johnson CIA, Ghana owned an
amount from all sources that was less than 30% of Ghana's annual
GDP at that time.
In comparison, the British national
debt-to-GDP ratio, was 75%, in 1966.
Here is their own
partial list of investments and development Kwame Nkrumah bought
for Ghana, up to the mid-1960s:
• Tema Harbour
• Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and
• Accra-Tema Motorway,
• Akosombo dam, (came on
line in 1965)
• Black Star Line
• Construction of numerous
schools and hospitals,
• Ghana Medical School
• Ghana Atomic Energy Commission
State-owned enterprises like Ghana Airways, Tema Food, GNTC,
State Hotels etc Complex, GIHOC,
• State farms
• Schools (your've seen the table above on that one)
• Railway Locomotives and improvements to rail services. (In our
expose on Gbedemah this year, we showed that the then Finance
Minister at one time ordered 24 Henschel engines for Ghana. Upon
further checking, we can report that the about 5 of these
locomotives were still in use 12 years ago, while Mr. Kuffour
SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT PLANS UNDER KWAME NKRUMAH:
Accelerated Development Plan for Education (ADPE) (1951/1961)
• Consolidated Plan (1958-59)
• Second Five Year Plan
(1959-64) – dropped in 1961
• Seven-Year Plan for National
Reconstruction and Development (1963/64-1966 (Following the
February 1966 coup, the 7YP was formally dropped).
Magazine. Ghana's Industrial Revolution: Nation Toils to Close
the Technology Gap, May 1964.
2. Ghana has failed after
60 years – Wereko-Brobby, (http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/
3. Ghana’s debt to GDP hits 74%- Ken Ofori Atta, (https://citifmonline.com/2017/02/21/ghanas-debt-to-gdp-hits-74-ken-ofori-atta/).
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