Samia Nkrumah

President of The Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre (KNAC)
Samia Nkrumah

Samia Nkrumah

President of The Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre (KNAC)

Biography

Samia Nkrumah (1960-) was born in Aburi, Ghana. She comes from a political family. Her father, Kwame, was the first president of Ghana who led the country out of colonialism. Her Egyptian mother, Fathia Rizk, was the daughter of a civil servant. Samia is the second of three children born to the couple.

Nkrumah was educated at The School of Oriental and African Studies, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Studies and a Master’s Degree. Nkrumah is one of the founders of the charity group, “Africa Must Unite”, which promotes her late father’s vision of a peaceful Africa. On January 7, 2009, Nkrumah was named A Member of Parliament for Jomoro constituency. She is also the first woman named chairperson of The Convention People’s Party. She has became the first woman to head a political party in Ghana.

Nkrumah is an active member of the Convention People’s Party. Nkrumah’s father Kwame died in 1972, her mother Fathia died in 2007. Nkrumah currently lives in Ghana with her Italian husband, Michele Melega, and their son, Kwame.