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Ghana’s first president, Dr. has been labelled as a dictator who used power to repress Ghanaians according to a Primary 6 History Textbook approved by the Government through the National Curriculum’s NaCCA.

The book dubbed ‘Golden History of for Primary 6’ was written by Mercy Agya-Adiyah based on the new NaCCA syllabus.

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“The leader of the party, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was a dictator whose command must be obeyed without complaining,” point 3 on page 36 of the textbook read.


On age 36 of the textbook, in seeking to give a historical background into the establishment of the Convention Peoples Party in the Gold Coast, headed by Osagyefo Dr  and the fight for ’s independence, the book makes a selection of incidents that it believes portrays the regime in a negative light to the pupils.

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“The CPP was not a Democratic Party because it turned into a one-party state” whiles point six (6) also reads “the CPP abused the rights of many Ghanaians through the Preventive Detention Act it brought about in 1958.”

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