The Ghanaian government is set to sell off the nationality and legacy of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first leader and one of the greatest pan-Africanist, to Nigeria in a desperate bid to raise funds to support Ghana’s ailing economy.
Dr. Nkrumah, who has been Ghana’s national icon and a great champion of the unification of the African continent, will be sold to the Chinese government for the sum of $57 billion, according to reports.
If the sale goes through, Ghanaians will loose all bragging rights and other associations with the name and legacy of Kwame Nkrumah. The use of the name and images of late Ghanaians leader will be the ownership of the Chinese government.
Depending the success of the sale, the Ghanaian government is considering selling more of its national assets to further reduce its debt woes. The Nigerians have already expressed an interest in purchasing the copyright for Ghana’s iconic azonto dance.