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The story of how Ghana’s first president married a woman he had never met

Marriage institutions have different definitions and interpretations for each couple who chooses to enter into it.

For some people, the decision may depend on a number of reasons, such as: Money, love, loneliness, community, and whatever makes a person feel better.

But for Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Prime Minister and first President of Ghana, the institution of marriage is more a matter of the Presidency and Republic of Ghana and more for him.

Although these reasons can be criticized, Dr. Nkruma’s position in his marriage became legal because he never trusted the institution.

Even more interesting is the fact that he never saw the woman he married until his wedding day, when he became one with Fatiya Nkrumah, the first lady of Ghana since independence.

The secret of their marriage was captured in a report on Face2FaceAfrica.com, which revealed that before marrying Fatiya, Nkrumah fathered a woman named Isis Nashid, an Egyptian who worked for the colonial government on the Gold Coast.

His story was started in 2015 by Suad El Rubi Sinare, a businessman and close friend of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, revealed who said that Isis had to leave Nashid Nkrumah and the Gold Coast in her native Egypt after carrying her child.

It is said that upon his arrival, Isis Nashid married quickly to avoid the shame of having an illegitimate child.

Shortly thereafter, Suad Sinare persuaded Kwame Nkrumah to find a wife, preferably the woman [Isis Nashid] who gave birth to her child and fled to Egypt.

But instead of Nashid, Fathia Halim Rizk [Helena Ritz Fathia Nkrumah] was found available and willing to help Dr. Married to Kwame Nkrumah, a man she had never met.

Suad Sinare said: “When we saw Dr. Inform Nkrumah about our search for a [future] bride, he was thrilled to tell Egyptian President Gamel Abdul Nasser, who was delighted that his friend had decided to marry him from the Egyptian state.”

While Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Fatia had never met, Fatia Halim Rizk seemed more enthusiastic about this development, even though his family reportedly did not approve of the idea of ​​marrying a foreigner.

But the lawsuit was dismissed after Fatia’s brother had married a British woman and left his native Egypt in the 1950s.

Her joy of marrying a man she’s never met continues after she tries to convince her mother that Nkrumah is more like President Gamel Nasser, who is a freedom fighter and lives to serve his own people – Fatia’s mother, however, remains deaf to this request. .

Before long, Fatia’s adoration for a man she knew little about apart from his reputation led her away to Ghana in 1957.

Despite his family’s disapproval, the couple married the same year [1957], with only one family member [his uncle] attending the ceremony.

Nkrumah’s first son, Gamel, later told of his mother: “The newlywed who broke away from his family and country by marrying Nkrumah was isolated in more ways than one.”

Fathia later became the wife of dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who initially spoke some English, both Arabic and French. The weather in his new role as husband of one of Africa’s visionary leaders will force him to adapt quickly.

At the end of her freshman year in Ghana, Fatia began to speak English and quickly adapted to serving the Republic of Ghana and her husband.

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Fathia Nkrumah have three children; Gamal, Samia and Seku.

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