First Prime Minister of Gold Coast
First Prime Minister of Ghana
| Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah
(c. September 21, 1909 - April 27, 1972)
While imprisoned for demanding
self-government for the Gold Coast, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his Convention People's Party
(C.P.P.) won the February 1951 election.
was then released from prison to become a Leader of Government Business.
SOURCE: Encyclopaedia Africana: Dictionary of African Biography®™ Volume 1: Ethiopia &