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Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the first prime minister of Ghana as many believed he single-headedly lead to the independence of the country in the early 50s.

In this article, I have sampled a list of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s projects and achievements within some 6 years of being in the driving seat of the country post-independence and self-governance.

You may find some content here as not agreeable enough and that is not a bad thing. I will be most grateful if you can share your thoughts with me in the comment section so that this history educative piece can teach others.

Here below are some of the many projects that were started and others completed under the leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkumah as many keep comparing the visionary leader to the current democratic leadership.

Kwame Nkrumah’s Projects And Achievements

The projects that were started and completed under the leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah includes;

  • 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
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Kwame Nkrumah Institute of Economics and Political Science(now the south campus of UEW)
  • Ajumako School of Languages
  • Kumasi Technical Institute
  • Accra Polytechnic
  • Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
  • Expansion of Korle Bu as a teaching hospital  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 which is 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.
Kennedy Hatekah

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