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Third World to First World - by One Touch: Economic Repercussions of the Overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

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The book summarizes the vision and mission of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his strategies for moving Ghana from a third world country to a first world by the shortest possible means. It also looks at the economic repercussions of his overthrow. It contains all the major infrastructural developments covering air, road, rail, sea transport, as well as telecommunication and major projects covering agriculture, industry, and the factors that led to their failure. Conditions that compelled him to introduce the PDA (Preventi ve Detenti on Act), as witnessed by the author, as well as those conditions that led to the overthrow of the Busia government. It examines the contribution of the private sector to poverty reduction as well as the dynamics of wealth creation in the twenty-first century. It proves that the poverty gap is a technology gap and suggests the establishment of a machine tool center to create capacity for machine building. It also suggests strategies including the use of the input/output matrix and the upgrade of scientific institutions as trainer of trainees in a national development agenda with quantifiable targets. It also defines the special attributes of the kind of leader required to take Ghana, and possibly Africa, out of its self-imposed poverty.

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