African leaders have been urged to hold aloft the ideals of Pan Africanist and first president of the Republic of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is noted and remembered throughout the world for his struggle to liberate not only Ghana, but the entire African continent from oppressive rule by their colonial European masters.

To ensure that this dream and vision comes into reality, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah muted the idea of forming one body by all countries on the continent, which came to be known as the Organization of African Unity [OAU], now African Union [AU] with leaders like Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Haile Selassi of Ethiopia, Jomo Kenyata of Kenya and Abdul Gamel Nasar of Egypt among a host of others, with its headquarters in Adis Ababa in Ethiopia.

To mark the 104th Birthday Celebration of the man, some organizations including religious bodies organized series of programmes to commemorate the anniversary.

As part of the Celebration, the Gomoa Aboso branch of the African Faith Tabernacle Church on Sunday organized a Healing, Deliverance and Thanksgiving Service to mark the anniversary.

Addressing the congregation, the District pastor of the church, Isaac Donkoh (aka Egya Fire) praised Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah for his exemplary leadership qualities which he said superceeded his contemporaries.

According to Pastor Isaac Donkoh, Kwame Nkrumah?s dream for Africa was cut short, denying the continent of such a great leader.

The Thanks giving Service was also in recognition of the peace the country keeps enjoying since the Supreme Court verdict.

On his part, the Central Regional Head of the Apostles? Continuation Church Int. Snr. Pastor Martin Adjei expressed regrets how successive African leaders after the founding fathers of the OAU have failed to pursue the dreams and vision of their pre-deccessors.

According to him, today?s African leaders have failed the people of the continent by not continuing with the vision and dream of the founding fathers.

He pointed out that though Kwame Nkrumah is dead, his speeches and ideals continue to inspire generations after him both home and abroad.

He therefore urged African leaders not to allow the dreams and aspirations of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to die, but hold it aloft to keep the torch of redemption of the African from oppressive rule burning.

Robert Ayanful/ THE MOMENT


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