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Ghana issued this attractive set of four stamps on 21st September 1964 to celebrate Founder's Day. The stamps show the founder of the country, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, with hibiscus flowers.

Used, and in tidy, clean condition.

SG 343 - 346.

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Kwame Nkrumah (1909 – 1972) was a Ghanaian politician & revolutionary. He was the first Prime Minister & President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity & winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.

After 12 years abroad pursuing higher education, developing his political philosophy & organising with other diasporic pan-Africanists, Nkrumah returned to the Gold Coast to begin his political career as an advocate of national independence. He formed the Convention People's Party, which achieved rapid success through its unprecedented appeal to the common voter. He became Prime Minister in 1952 & retained this position when Ghana declared independence from Britain in 1957. In 1960, Ghanaians approved a new constitution & elected Nkrumah President.

His administration was both nationalist & socialist. Thus, it funded national industrial & energy projects, developed a strong national education system & promoted a national & pan-African culture. Under Nkrumah, Ghana played a leading role in African international relations during the decolonisation period.

Nkrumah was deposed in 1966 by the National Liberation Council which under the supervision of international financial institutions privatised many of the country's state corporations. Nkrumah lived the rest of his life in Guinea, of which he was named honorary co-president.

Nkrumah deployed Propaganda Secretary Hannah Cudjoe to form the Ghana Women's League, which advanced the Party's agenda on nutrition, raising children, & wearing clothing. The League also led a demonstration against the detonation of French nuclear weapons in the Sahara.

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