- Posted September 27, 2013 by
Daejeon, South Korea
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your questions for the Ghanaian president
Industrialization, Technology, research and Leadership
Ghana's first President was a firm believer in rapid #industrialization, making it a pivot in his economic development agenda for Ghana throughout his term as President. His vision for strong #economy through industrialization, fuelled by #research and #technology, and with high quality #education at all levels, pitched him far ahead of his peers; and leading the African Continent in the march towards economic freedom was a role naturally bestowed on #Nkrumah by many of his peers in Africa then. Seeing then, that you are a great admirer of Nkrumah yourself, and given our slow pace in modernizing our economy, and very low investment in education, research and technology, coupled with the huge challenge of unemployment and brain drain, to what extent do you share in the industrialization and leadership agenda of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah? How much of that vision are you able to realize (in tangible terms) in your first term as President of Ghana?