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The year-long celebration will see a re-enactment of the declaration of the independence day of Ghana, public lectures among others to whip up Nkrumaism enthusiasm among the peoples of the land.
Launching the celebration in Accra, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, President of the KNF said Nkrumaism was still relevant so long as poverty and deprivation continued to afflict Ghanaians.
Professor Akosa who is also a Pathologist and Lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School said the KNF would work under the code name;
He defended the legacy and regime of the late President saying he was not an autocratic leader as being portrayed by some members of the society.
"We of the KNF pledge that we shall work tirelessly to redeem the image of our selfless leader Osagyefo"
He said in view of Nkrumah's passion for education, the KNF would create an ideas bank where writings shall be invited from the public and the most creative submissions awarded with prizes. He said the overthrow of Nkrumah was a dark day in Ghanaian politics and also the beginning of the developmental woes of Ghana. He called on the President John Atta Mills to initiate the process of making September 21, the birth-date of Nkrumah as a national holiday and pay him his well-earned tribute.
As part of the activities for the celebration, the KNF hoped to create a library on the premises of Kwame Nkrumah Mauseleum where speeches, documentaries and his writings would be assessed. 28 January 2008