Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah to be reburied

Ghana’s opposition political party, The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has announced plans to rebury the country’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

CPP General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantua said that the freedom fighter was not given a befitting burial hence the decision for the reburial which has been planned for November this year.

The CPP believes the “restless” soul of Dr. Nkrumah needs to rest, she told local media on Wednesday during a visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum on while celebrating 50 years since the demise of Nkrumah.

The party also added that “in no time, the CPP will bring out the timetable of activities that will culminate in the actual funeral and will also inaugurate a funeral committee in due course.”

The CPP reiterated its demand for the government to return assets seized from Dr. Nkrumah, who led the West African country to independence for Britain, after he was overthrown in 1966.