Kwame Nkrumah Quotes
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As a ship that has been freshly launched, we face the hazards of the high seas alone. We must rely on our own men, on the captain and on his navigation. And, as I proudly stand on the bridge of that lone vessel as she confidendy sets sail, I raise a hand to shade my eyes from the glaring African sun, and scan the horizon. There is so much more beyond.
We face neither east nor west; we face forward.
We cannot tell our peoples that material benefits in growth and modern progress are not for them. If we do, they will throw us out and seek other leaders who promise more … We have to modernize. Either we shall do so with the interest and support of the West or we shall be compelled to turn elsewhere. This is not a warning or a threat, but a straight statement of political reality.