1. Kwame Nkrumah -He became the first Prime Minister on the attainment of independence in 1957, spearheaded the Anticolonial Movement in Africa.
The first to lead his people to overthrow colonial power in black Africa, Kwame Nkrumah lit a torch which inspired all Africa to free the continent of foreign domination. He thus placed Ghana on the world map.
His government tried to establish an egalitarian and socialist society that would provide better life and happiness for all.
To this end, the government set up many public corporations and state institutions to cater for the industrial and agricultural needs of the country. While these involved heavy expenditure, they also provided, to a reasonable extent, full employment.
It was under Nkrumah that the high number of social services, such as schools, hospitals and roads in Ghana were established.
Ghana became the first country in Africa to provide free education and medical care for her people. Two more universities, one at Cape Coast and the other in Kumasi were established to bring the total number of universities to three.
The well-planned network of roads, an international airport in Accra and one of the highest standard of living in Africa are achievements that the average Ghanaian could be proud of. The building of the Harbour and new township of Tema, the gigantic hydroelectric Volta Dam at Akosombo and a progressive housing scheme are some of the monuments for which Nkrumah will be remembered.
Nkrumah suppressed sectionalism and tribalism in Ghana and brought a sense of national unity among Ghanaians. He infused the spirit of oneness and pride into Ghanaians.
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4. Ozwald Boateng – Award Winning Fashion Designer
5. David Adjaye – Award Winning Architect
6. Mario Balotelli – Famous Soccer Player
7. Tetteh Quarshie
7. Paul Boateng – Former British MP
8. Boris Kodjoe – Famous Actor
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12. Nadia Buari
13. Adedi Pele
14. Marcell Desailly
15. Tony Yeboah
16. Cardinal Turkson
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21. Jocelyn Dumas – Famous Actress
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24. Anton Wilhelm Amo
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29. Paul Sackey
30. Joe Frans – Former Swedish MP
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32. Nuala Hafner – Australian News Anchorwoman
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42. Hugh Quarshie
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43. Bright Simons
44. Kwabena Adu Boahen – Inventor
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46. Ashitey Trebey Ollenu – Rockey scientist
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48. Isaiah Blankson – Scientist
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50. Hansson Mallou – Former Miss Sweden
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