The second president of the Republic of Ghana, Lt. General Joseph Arthur Ankrah was captured in a footage celebrating the first anniversary of the downfall of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah exactly a year after he was overthrown from office.
According to Lt. Gen. Ankrah, who also served as Chairman of the National Liberation Council (NLC), the â€˜downfallâ€™ of former president Kwame Nkrumah meant good news to the Ghanaian economy.
Lt. Gen. Ankrah further explained that Kwame Nkrumahâ€™s overthrow by the NLC â€œwas to rebuild the shattered economy of the countryâ€.
Gen. Ankrah served as Ghanaâ€™s president for three years; from 1966 to 1969 after overthrowing Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in a military coup dâ€™Ã©tat.
Col. E.K. Kotoka, Major A. A. Afrifa and the then Inspector-General of Police, Mr J.W.K. Harley were the masterminds of the revolution at the dawn of February 24, 1966, while Nkrumah was still on a peace mission in Asia.
Watch the video below:
Footage of Ghana celebrating the First Anniversary of the downfall of ex- president Kwame Nkrumah exactly a year after he was overthrown in a Coup by the NLC. Lieutenant-General Joseph Ankrah said the NLC’s main task was to rebuild the shattered economy of the country. pic.twitter.com/AkEKmWrz9D
â€” GHANA FACTS & HISTORY (@GhanaianMuseum) February 25, 2020