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Nkrumah never constructed a house – Senior Citizen urges selflessness in leaders.

Ezekiel Kwesi Akyin Biney, a senior citizen, praised the selflessness of Ghana’s post-independence leaders in his eulogy.

Mr. Akyin Biney singled out Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, in an interview on Prime Morning as one of these presidents who did not have a residence in his name even when he was in power.

“Can you show me Kwame Nkrumah’s building? No. He never had a building. His son, Sekou was sleeping next to somebody’s house…selfless heroes, they were not thinking about themselves. I think one of the leaders asked, ‘Kwame how can you be writing books at the same time being a Prime Minister or President? He will never think about material things,” he stated.

“Now there’s no respect in Ghana. Somebody will just get up and insult an old man, an old lady just because of politics which doesn’t augur well for our democracy,” he added.

The senior citizen stressed that Ghana today needs leaders who can forego worldly possessions and prioritize the needs of the country and its people above all else in honor of this year’s Founders’ Day Celebration.

“We need to have selfless leaders not because of money, but while you’re there, think about the people. The moment you start thinking about material things, God will not give you the brains to do something better,” he stated.
He also described as pathetic, the relegation of Ghana’s history in the curriculum of schools.

“It’s pathetic because nowadays in our schools, they don’t teach the kids about how we became independent, our leaders etc. You ask a kid, do you know Kwame Nkrumah? And he says who is Kwame Nkrumah? But go and mention somebody’s name, a musician or something. This is where we are now. We should impart knowledge,” he said.

Therefore, Mr. Akyin Biney demanded that the curriculum for Ghana’s schools be revised so that the nation’s independence struggle and the founding fathers who led the war are included.

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