Some Of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Gifts To Ghana


Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Ghanaian nationalist leader who led the Gold Coast’s drive for independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as the new nation of Ghana. He headed the country from independence in 1957 until he was overthrown by a coup in 1966.

Kwame Nkrumah, (born September 1909, Nkroful, Gold Coast [now Ghana]—died April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Romania.

Increasingly drawn to politics, Nkrumah decided to pursue further studies in the United States. He entered Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1935 and, after graduating in 1939, obtained master’s degrees from Lincoln and from the University of Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, in the Gold Coast, J.B. Danquah had formed the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) to work for self-government by constitutional means. Invited to serve as the UGCC’s general secretary, Nkrumah returned home in late 1947.


Dr. Kwame Nkrumah however perfomed as a great leader and created more jobs to enable beter economy.

Below are  Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Gifts To Ghana

– University Of Cape Coast (UCC)
– Ghana National College, Cape Coast
– Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS
– Winneba secondary school
– Apam Secondary School
– Swedru Secondary School (SWESCO)
– Fosu Training College
– Ofori Panyin Secondary School
– Techiman Secondary School
– Dormaa Secondary School
– Tema Secondary School
– Oda Secondary School
– Labone Secondary School
– Kwadaso College of Education
– Atebubu Training College
– Berekum Training College
– Enchi Training College
– Turned University College of Gold Coast into University of Ghana (He became their first chancellor)
– Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
– Institute of African Studies
– Kwame Nkrumah Institute of Economics and Political Science(now south campus of UEW)
– Ajumako School of Languages(now under UEW)
– Kumasi Technical Institute (now a University)
– Accra Polytechnic(now Accra Technical University)
– Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital(previously Kumasi central hospital)
– He made Korle Bu a teaching hospital and expanded its capacity by constructing the Medical, Maternity, Surgical and Child Health blocks
– He established the Ghana Medical School
– He made Medical care free to all citizens
– He established GIHOC pharmaceuticals
– He also built several hospitals and clinics
– Abosso Glass Factory
– Zuarungu Meat Factory
– Wenchi Tomato Factory
– Kade Match Factory
– Akosombo Textiles Limited
– Kumasi Shoe Factory
– Pwalugu Tomato Factory
– Asutuare Sugar Factory
– Komenda Sugar Factory
– Kumasi Jute Factory
-Nsawam Cannery, Brick and Tile Factory
– Tarkwa Bonsa Tyre Factory
– Bolgatanga Meat Processing Factory
– Bolgatanga Rice Mill Factory
– GIHOC Fibre Products Company
– Ghana Black Star Line with almost 15 ships
– Bank of Ghana (BoG)
– Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB)
– Agricultural Development Bank (ADB)
– National Investment Bank (NIB)
– State Insurance Company (SIC)
-Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)
– Ghana Oil Company (GOIL)
– Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GHAPOHA)
– Tema Oil Refinery (TOR)
– The National Management and Productivity Institute
– Ghana Film Industries, Accra
-Ghana Airways Corporation
– Ghana National Trading Corporation
– Cocoa Marketing Board (COCOBOD)
– Tema Steel Works
– Volta Aluminium Company
– State Housing and Hotel Projects
– Labone Estate
– Kanda Estates
– Osu Ringway Estates
– Airport Residential Area
– Patasi Estate
– Kwadaso Estate
– Buokrom Estates
– North and South Suntreso
– Tema Township(Communities)
– Star Hotel
– Meridian Hotel
– Ambassador Hotel
-Continental Hotel now Golden Tulip Accra
-Atlantic Hotel
– City Hotel Catering Rest Houses now Golden Tulip Kumasi
– Peduase Lodge
– Ghana Film Corporation
– Ghana News Agency
– Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
– Atomic Reactor Station
– Akosombo Dam
– Restructured the British Military base into Accra (now Kotoka) International Airport
– Tema Motorway
– Tema Harbour
– Adomi Bridge
– State Farms and Institutes.

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