Nana Yaa Akyempim Jantuah, the General Secretary of the CPP, reminds us that Dr. Nkrumah’s achievements should be the benchmark for good governance.
She encourages us to reflect on the current state of Ghana’s economy and compare it with the progress made under Dr. Nkrumah’s leadership, who tirelessly worked to elevate the status of the country post-independence in 1957.
Dr. Nkrumah’s contributions to the development and industrialisation of the nation are undeniable. He established a robust healthcare system and judiciously utilised the country’s resources to build significant infrastructure, including the Akosombo Dam and the Harbour.
However, the current state of the Ghanaian economy, marked by high inflation, a weak local currency, and mounting debts, highlights the extent to which the dream of achieving total economic independence has been derailed.
Nana Yaa Jantuah urges us to rise and hold our government accountable, reminding us that the yardstick for governance should be what Dr. Kwame Nkrumah accomplished.
As we commemorate the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day on Thursday, September 21, 2023, we remember and honour Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, a champion of African unity and liberation of the black race.
On March 6, 1957, Ghana made history by becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from British colonial rule after 83 years. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana “free forever” from colonial rule, marking a significant milestone in the country’s governance.
“Ghana was on the road of gaining economic independence, but Nkrumah was painfully taken out of power.
“Kwame Nkrumah developed and industrialised this nation.
He created a good healthcare system for the nation and was very prudent with the resources that we had and used it to build a lot of infrastructure, including the Akosombo Dam and the Harbour,” she said.
Nana Yaa Jantuah said the present state of the Ghanaian economy, which was characterised by higher inflation, weak local currency, and unattainable debts, reflected the extent to which the dream to achieve total economic independence had fallen apart.
“It is time for us to arise to make our government accountable. Ghanaians should let governments who come into power understand that they cannot do what they like, and that the yardstick should be what Kwame Nkrumah did,” she said.
SOURCE: Senali News Ghana