Today marks 50 years since Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah died

Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, passed away 50 years today.

Dr Kwame Nkrumah was 62 years old when he died on April 27, 1972, while battling cancer in Bucharest, Romania.

He fought to help attain independence from British colonial rule.

Dr Nkrumah was overthrown by a coup led by Col. Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka on February 24, 1966. He was out of the country when his administration was sent to oblivion.

Since the coup, he had been living in Guinea. Dr Kwame Nkrumah was also the country’s first Prime Minister.

Kwame Nkrumah was part of the founding fathers of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), popularly known as the “Big Six.”

The other members of the Big Six are Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori-Atta.

Today being a golden jubilee since his death, social media users have lauded Nkrumah for his remarkable achievements.