DAILY GRAPHIC Page 9, ERECT BETTER STATUE OF DR. NKRUMAH IN WESTERN REGION
HENRY VINCENT EKOW AIDOO
On Tuesday, November 10, 2009, the Daily Graphic published a news item about the Brong Ahafo Regional co-ordinator and the Brong Ahafo @50 secretariat to erect the statute of Osagyefo dr. Nkrumah, the seven gallant chiefs who fought for the creation of the region and Dr. K.A. Busia at the Sunyani Jubilee Park.
What a great idea. As the saying goes “a nation which does not honour its hero’s is not worth dying for”, that is why this region have chosen to honour its heroes , the 1st president if the country Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah , dr. K. A. Busia, who is a native of the region, as well as the seven chiefs who fought for the creation of all the ten region. In the form of erecting statutes of them. But can the people of the Western Region honour Osagyefo by erecting a new full size statute of him?
We just celebrated the centenary anniversary of Osagyefo but not even a statute was built in his region of origin to honour him. What a pity!
I am appealing to the eminent people of our region to help erect a statue of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah so it can be a sign of honour to his name, for he was a great sin of the region.