Saurday marked the 47th Anniversary of the passing of Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. We observe the day with a renewed Pan-African spirit, re-dedicating ourselves to the noble ideals for which he lived and died.
The Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre calls on all Africans across the world to see themselves as belonging to one African Nation. In Class Struggle in Africa, Osagyefo wrote, “All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean, or in any part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation.” Today, we internalise the spirit of Africanness which binds us all together. And we believe that it is possible to free ourselves from the borders that separate us today and emerge into a Union of African States.
Beyond this, at the individual level, we endeavour to familiarise ourselves with the principles of The African Personality, including collectivism and egalitarianism to name but a few, and to re-live the qualities of the Young Pioneer Code of Discipline including Love of Country, Love of Work, Protection of State Property, Selflessness, and Compassion towards one another. This indeed will be a most befitting way of honouring his memory.
“As far as I am concerned, I am in the knowledge that death can never extinguish the torch which I have lit in Ghana and Africa. Long after I am dead and gone, the light will continue to burn and be borne aloft, giving light and guidance to all people”, said Kwame Nkrumah.
We are indeed guided by his vision of an Africa united politically and economically with African communities in control of their institutions, their lives and destinies. KNAC is committed to working tirelessly with Pan-African organisations and like-minded people to see to the realisation of African Unity, which is a pre-requisite for the prosperity of Africans everywhere.
Kwame Nkrumah may not be with us physically but he lives in our hearts and minds as the fire he lit burns aloft giving us guidance for the total liberation and unification of Africa.
Nkrumah indeed never dies!
Long live the African Nation that must be!
Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre