Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah 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 Ghana for Primary 6’ was written by Mercy Agya-Adiyah based on the new NaCCA syllabus.
“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 Kwame Nkrumah and the fight for Ghana’s independence, the book makes a selection of incidents that it believes portrays the Kwame Nkrumah regime in a negative light to the pupils.
“The CPP was not a Democratic Party because it turned Ghana 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.”
Part of content culled from mynewsgh.com