Publication and dissemination of Nkrumah’s Books

Osagyefo, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a statesman, a scholar and a philosopher and at the time of his death in 1972, he had authored 21 books and pamphlets to his credit. These books and pamphlets sum up his philosophy and vision for African emancipation and development. The continuous existence of extreme forms of poverty, lack of shelter, inadequate educational facilities and above all Africa’s underdevelopment and marginalisation confirms the relevance of what Kwame Nkrumah stood for. Nkrumah’s ideological beliefs motivated him to undertake some of those admittedly daring, bold and unparalleled historical accomplishments.

The ideas and philosophies are explicitly expressed in books authored and in some recorded speeches of Kwame Nkrumah. As part of our long term vision to advancing Nkrumah’s philosophical teachings, political ideology and developmental strategies, we seek to embark on a re-print of some selected books and recorded speeches. We believe that this will enhance wide readership of the books which in effect will ensure a re-visit of Ghana’s and African original development approach or better still provide alternative strategies for development.

 

The following books will be reprinted:

  • Africa Must Unite
  • Axioms of Kwame Nkrumah - Freedom Fighters Edition
  • Challenge of the Congo
  • Class Struggle in Africa
  • Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonisation
  • Neo-colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism
  • Dark Days in Ghana
  • Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah
  • Revolutionary Path
  • Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare
  • I speak of Freedom
  • Rhodesia File
  • The Struggle Continues
  • Towards Colonial Freedom
  • Voice from Conakry

Women and Children Empowerment

In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, utilizing all social and economic assets is crucial for development. However, women continue to confront discrimination, marginalization and exclusion, even though equality between men and women stands as a universal international precept—a fundamental and inviolable human right. At Kwame Nkrumah Pan-Africa Centre, we believe that empowering women and protecting children’s rights to participate fully in society is fundamental to building strong economies, establishing more stable and just societies and achieving internationally‐agreed goals for development.  In this regard, we seek to facilitate:

  • Access to microcredit and microfinance;
  • Training and capacity building;
  • Access to health care,
  • Women’s participation in governance

Community Development

Ghana is often described as one of West Africa’s development success stories: the country’s growth and poverty reduction rates are among the very best in the region. Ghana’s stable, peaceful political climate supports a policy environment conducive to economic and social progress and poverty reduction. Since 1991/92, the country’s poverty rate has declined from 56% to 24% in 2016. The growth however has not been shared evenly as many communities in Ghana lack basic socio-economic infrastructure (potable water, health facilities, schools, markets, feeder roads etc.). Additionally, Farmers have limited access to the equipment and facilities needed for storing and processing their products, while poorly functioning markets for agricultural outputs and limited access to credit constrain livelihoods. Over the years, most polices targeted at poverty reduction have been poorly targeted with little or no involvement of the beneficiary communities. Through research and advocacy, we seek to build and strengthen the capacity of poor communities to participate in decision making. We will also support the provision of socio-economic infrastructure in deprived communities.

Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP)

We believe that all our youth have the potential to become leaders, because the qualities and skills required for effective leadership can be identified, taught, coached and cultivated. Our customary and prevailing adult top-down, task-oriented style of leadership has been a failure in Africa and a detriment to the development of equitable societies especially in Africa. There are other styles of leadership that are successful and distinguished by consensus building, communication and empathy and as youth practice and focus on developing their leadership skills, they could become successful leaders and agents for change. In this direction, NLA provides the highest possible standards of education, and strives to achieve academic and moral excellence for cadets entering the academy. We develop independent, critical thinkers, lifelong learners and responsible African citizens who will be the future leaders of society.

 

 Nkrumah Leadership Academy (NLA) has as its cornerstones, four values that relate to Nkrumaism: Self-sacrifice and service to the people; Self-determination, Social Justice and Pan-Africanism.

 

Volunteering Programme- our volunteering development programmes enables professional, graduates and students to offer technical advice, outreach workers or management committee members.

 

Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library Project

In order to immortalise life and achievements of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Foundation will build a Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library, which will be the repository of all papers, material, books, and documentaries about Nkrumah; his life and ideas. The library would also serve as a centre for education and awareness raising towards African emancipation and renaissance.

KNAC Research and Policy Institute

The institute aims to facilitate and conduct mutually supportive research relationships with educational institutions, government agencies and regional/international organisations who share our vision. The institute will undertake to:

  • Support effective research programmes that assist and promote African unity, poverty reduction and sustainable development,
  • Organise and convene regional/annual conferences on Nkrumaism and Africa’s development,
  •  Participate in African policy events with both government and non-government organisations,
  • Facilitate research collaboration between African researchers on the continent and in the Diaspora

 

The Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that takes its root from the ideas, teachings and vision of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s First President. We believe that people everywhere must have access to basic socio-economic amenities

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