The managing editor of the Insight Newspaper and a true Nkrumahist, Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr has acknowledge Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah as not only being the greatest Ghanaian but also as the greatest African in this Millennium.
According to Mr Pratt, Dr Kwame Nkrumah is one of the few people in this world whose works and ideals have changed the world dramatically.
“Indeed, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah is in the category of Einstein , is in the category of persons whose works have changed the world’s understanding of itself and created pathways to the building of a better universe and this is not in dispute”, Mr Pratt said.
“It is important to also acknowledge that Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah is so big that he actually fills the world’s stage. Today Dr Kwmae Nkrumah is studied and his ideas and ideals are applied across the world. This is the man whose 102th birthday was celebrated only a couple of days ago.”
There are some, few as they may, who still continue to attempt to deride the achievements of Dr Nkrumah, to denigrate his personality and to pull his whole contribution to world development.
These persons, according to Mr Pratt, who are mainly in the Dankwa-Busia tradition, will soon come to a realization that “…their effort is comparable to a guy who is using his bare feet to kick against a rock”.
“Those who will get hurt in this process will be non-other than those who are engaged in this campaign of vilification, slander and lies against the Osagyefo. They are the only people who will get hurt in the process”, Mr Pratt noted.
It is important to recall that when Dr Nkrumah was alive and when he led the struggle for the liberation of Africa and indeed contributed significantly to the liberation struggles in Latin America, Asia and other places, many Africans, according to Mr Pratt dropped their nationality and adopted the nationality of Ghana.
“Indeed Nigerians, Liberians, Ugandans and so on, preferred to be known as Ghanaians rather than Liberians, Ugandans and Sierra Leoneans. Indeed, the Ghanaian passport had become a priced item.”
The African Union, through a resolution, adopted the centenary celebration of Dr Kwame Nkrumah as Africa’s own celebration. Aside that, Mr Pratt made mention that centenary of Nkrumah was celebrated everywhere in the world.
“There is no Ghanaian leader who has managed to attain these heights and these heights were not attained from nothing.”
“In discussing Nkrumah’s greatness, it is important to point to the fact that it is his humility, his humble background that makes him greater.”
A young village boy, born in a small village in Nkroful, on a section of the Western Region who in 48yrs rose to the world’s stage and the world not afford not to pay attention to him.
“This is the greatness that we are talking about”, he added.