Friday, January 27, 2012

AU to honor Nkrumah with Statue

The African Union (AU) will honor the founder and first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, with the unveiling of a statue in Addis Ababa, for the role he played in African liberation struggle and the Pan African Movement.

In line with that, President John Evans Atta Mills, who leaves Accra today, for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU, has invited Dr Francis Nkrumah and Ms Samia Nkrumah to join him at the unveiling ceremony in honor of their father.

The statue has been mounted at the forecourt of the newly constructed AU Building in Addis Ababa.

The President is expected to deliver the keynote address on the theme: “Boosting Intra-African Trade”, and also be the guest of honor at the unveiling ceremony.