Kwame Nkrumah's Politico-Cultural Thought and Politics: An by K Botwe-Asamoah

By K Botwe-Asamoah

This research significantly synthesizes and analyses the connection among Kwame Nkrumah's politico-cultural philosophy and guidelines as an African-centred paradigm for the post-independence African revolution. It additionally argues for the relevance of his theories and politics in modern day Africa.

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The Institute of Arts and Culture, established in 1962, had detailed policy guidelines. ” By 1964, the government had expanded the thrust of the Institute of Arts and Culture with policy guidelines similar to the other Ministries. Moreover, a clear cultural policy could not have been the sole factor in combating the cultural effects of centuries of colonial indoctrination on the African personality. What the cultural policy lacked was a systematic educational decolonization colloquium for the leading scholars and artists responsible for the implementation of the policies initiated by Nkrumah’s government.

Second, the election of 1951 was contested on the basis of Coussey Constitution guaranteeing for a Legislative Assembly. B. Danquah, the National Democratic Party led by Dr. Nanka Bruce, and Asante Kotoko, which stood for the independence of the traditional Kingdom of Asante (Timothy: 70). Third, the CPP formed on June 12, 49 as a mass movement comprising disillusioned, unemployed middle school leavers, peasants, fishermen, agricultural laborers, petty trades, mine and railroad workers, some traditional rulers and a very few intelligentsia, was not a vanguard political organization.

Danquah was an African traditionalist” while Nkrumah “seemed to have forgotten these traditions,… some of his values and political ideology was European based” (Clarke: 82). In the first place, Danquah was a devoured Christian Kwame nkrumah’s politico-cultural thought and policies 22 and was not a traditionalist in terms of his political philosophy and life style. As Thomas Hodgkin indicated, the political ancestor of Danquah’s “UGCC are Lorke and Burke” of Europe (Bankole, 1963:66), The underlying political economic theory and political ideology UGCC was based on Adam Smith’s theories of laissez-faire free enterprise, the same European theories that were the bases of African colonization.

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