Accra, April 26, GNA – The Convention People’s Party (CPP), will organize a memorial service at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra, on Friday April 27, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President.
A statement signed by Nii Armah Akomfrah, CPP Director of Communications, copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday, said the service would be followed by a wreath laying ceremony.
It said speakers at the event would include the two CPP presidential aspirants; Mr Bright Oblitei Akwetey, and Dr Abu Sakara Foster.
The statement said: “On April 27, 1972, 40 years ago, this Friday, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Founder and Leader of the CPP, African Independence Movement and the foremost advocate of pan-Africanism, died in Bucharest, Romania after a long bout with cancer.
It said: “Nkrumah was the first Head of State of an independent post-colonial nation in Africa South of the Sahara, after he led Ghana to her national liberation under the direction of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in 1957.”