The Convention People’s Party (CPP), commemorating Ghana’s Independence celebration, has called on Ghanaians to rally behind it to push for the development agenda started by first President of the Republic, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
In a communique dated March 5, 2021 signed by the party’s General Secretary, Nana Yaa Akyempim Jantuah, the CPP noted that ever since the coup in 1966, the country’s economy has been left in shambles, the reason for a new development agenda.
The statement read: “Sixty four years down the line in what state do we find our nation Ghana after being battered with a myriad of coups which started in 1966?
“The very foundation of economic independence which was laid by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah under the CPP has been totally shattered through the implementation of Neo-liberal Market Policies.”
The party argued that under the CPP government, social and economic policies were deliberately, systematically and consciously planned and implemented to inure to the benefit of the Ghanaian peoples, but there has been a contrasting experience in recent developments.
It said: “Today, we find the absence of good educational facilities and systems, lack of good health care systems, inadequate essential amenities like electricity and water.
“Sanitation in our country today is a sorry state where garbage and filth are littered all over the place. Unempolyment for the youth is our bane with no definite and concrete plan to find job for them.”
The CPP therefore asked Ghanaians to support it in rejecting neo-liberal market policies that are being implemented and to embrace polices that reflect the development agenda started by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah which they will resurrect.