Nkrumah Never Dies

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Ghana’s only visionary leader, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s  arch  and bitter enemies , New Patriotic Party  (NPP) have rekindled their  downright and utter hatred  for  him even in his grave  , courtesy of  ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor of the  NPP who has recently made a bizarre statement  out of spite, prejudice, and  jealousy he and his party harbour against   Dr. Nkrumah. However, the statement shall not resonate with the people of Ghana because of  all the leaders of NPP put together, they  cannot match Nkrumah’s record  in any capacity until the heavens are no more. And posterity shall never forgive them, now and  in the future for having  set the pace of development backwards in Ghana.

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Mr. Kufuor has  spoken the language of an   NPP serial caller, and he is so positive about being negative about Nkrumah’s unparalleled achievements for Ghana. In Mr. Kufuor’s  wisdom, Nkrumah made a huge mistake building factories and spending Ghana’s  reserves of $450 million dollars which was in the Bank of Ghana instead of investing it just as other third-world turned first world countries like Singapore and Dubai did. Of course, Nkrumah would not have invested  Ghana’s funds in the  territory  the imperialists and colonialists.

 

Yes, Mr Kufuor has  pushed himself into a corner from whence he cannot come out any time soon. The only way out  for him is to get off his high horse and  withdraw his weird statement unbecoming of a person who is supposed to  be a statesman and an ex-President indeed. I am not convinced  that the ex-President thought  deeply into what he said . He clearly  spoke before he would think about what he said from all intent and purposes. Nkrumah and his party, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) did not waste time on attaining independence and  implemented so many projects  including building of several secondary schools and universities, Tema township, Akosombo Dam and township, Hydro-electric project and many more because  as a new country, Ghana needed to divorce itself from the shackles of neo-colonialism and imperialism.

News trending in Ghanaian  media circles about ex- President Kufuor’s condemnation of Nkrumah’s administration has raised fresh eyebrows and  it calls for Nkrumah’s followers to respond to  the weird claims of someone who has been our nation’s president for 8 (eight) consecutive years from 2000 to 2008.

 Our Lord Jesus Christ  testified that a prophet has no honour in his hometown, and  this reflects NPP’s rejection of Nkrumah. Truly, of all leaders of NPP put together they do not match Nkrumah’s  record of achievements  because they were merely   bitter losers, having  lost all elections to Nkrumah and his CPP. Nkrumah’s party beat the NPP even in their Chief Leader J.B. Danquah’s constituency. In fact, Mr.Kufuour has unconscionably rekindled the   name and memory of Kwame Nkrumah for the remarks he has made recently. The stone that the builders rejected they say, has now become the head cornerstone. The Nkrumah who was condemned and rejected  by the NPP has now become the focus of a new hope for development in our country. Nkrumah must be turning in his grave, calling on his  followers and descendants  to get together in unity to    continue the foundations that he laid  for the nation.

 

Nkrumah’s abandoned projects include  the following: Aboso Glass Factory, now a ghost town, only inhabited  by reptiles and other animals. The Meridien Hotel at Tema is  a disused  building that could house over 400 homeless people, Bonsa Tyre Factory  no longer manufacture tyres, whilst  Ghana is happy to import even second- hand lorry tyres. Tarkwa Gold Refinery, collapsed prior to production by Busia and his NPP; and the premises  is now a student’s hostel, whiles Ghana is happy to import gold trinkets, rings, necklaces etc .Kade match factory was also collapsed, and Ghana still imports matches to light our fires. Ghana  Airways  and Black Star  Shipping Lines have all been closed. Today, Ghana  has no airplanes and Ghanaians travel on British Airways, KLM, Egypt Airlines, ,Ethiopian Airlines and others. These are critical issues the NPP must worry about but to condemn Nkrumah for his blueprint  for Ghana is an NPP error and I would suggest  a formal apology from ex-President Kufuor and his party  for untoward remarks against Kwame Nkrumah who meant only the best for Ghana. Nkrumah engaged with the Russians and the Chinese, NPP condemned him for that but today NPP has a party branch in China and of course the Chinese have been  given the license to  operate illegal mining in Ghana at the highest level.

The list of Kwame Nkrumah’s abandoned projects  would take hours to compile. Many writers have provided lists of Kwame Nkrumah’s achievements that have been rubbished by the NPP administrators who are happily importing corned beef, tinned tomatoes and other products .to the extent that  majority of  Ghana’s younger generations  do not really know what Nkrumah did for Ghana because NPP has tried endlessly to  erase Nkrumah’s records from Ghana’s history when the rest of Africa and the Caribbean countries and indeed the black race all over the world hold Nkrumah in high esteem. When the name of Ghana is mentioned anywhere in the world the first question, we get confronted with  is Kwame Nkrumah and not Danquah, not Busia and certainly not Dombo because these men  are not relevant  to the cause of Ghana’s independence. Nkrumah was a very unique  statesman. His story can only be likened to that of Jesus Christ because before Jesus Christ there were great prophets, but his name is  mentioned and heard to this date. 

 

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ and not the Prophets before Christ. Similarly, before Nkrumah there were important personalities and   politicians like John Mensah Sarbah, Dr. Kwegyir Aggrey, J.B.Danquah, Emmanuel Akuffo Addo, Ako Adjei but our God ordained Kwame Nkrumah as the one to  lead his colleagues to gain independence for  the Gold Coast and this is the reason Nkrumah’s name ranks highest amongst that of  his peers.

Merely serving or having served as a President does not automatically entitle one to the  accolade of a “statesman” because  a true statesman, by definition, is a skilled, experienced, and respected political leader. Mr. Kufuor’s comment is a  prank to divert attention from discerning Ghanaians away from the  gun violence that is very pronounced in  the heart of Accra, James Town of all places. The question to ask is what violent activities are taking place in Bawku, Kulungugu, Tarkwa, Dompim, Apremdo Hohoe, Sunyani and other remote areas of the country that we are not aware of . In effect Mr. Kufuor wants to save face for the NPP that is gradually losing face with the society, fix the country calls to the NPP government apart.

A real statesman must be concerned with current gun brandishing youths not only in Accra but also in Ashanti region and areas that we are not aware of. Mr Kufuor must also be worried also about unemployment in the country, the awfully bad and unmotorable roads in the country. This afternoon I have watched a video about a pathetic Kyiraa Road in Berekum in Brong Ahafo region. Motor vehicles cannot drive safely through that road, except Okada tricycle that can  wean its way around the manhole and pond in the middle of the road.  We now have stone age roads in Ghana.  Under  Nkrumah’s  administration, Ghana would have had excellent roads everywhere in the country in the 21st century.    These problems outlined above are issues our ex-President Kufuor must talk and worry  about but  not Kwame Nkrumah’s excellent foundations laid for Ghana until he was overthrown by the same NPP.

 

Finally, I urge the  descendants and supporters of Nkrumah’s cause  to get back together in unity to prepare and  continue his works in particularly good time for 2024 general elections. We cannot wait until 2024 before we get organised. The time is now, and I am now  calling on the People’s National Convention, Progressive People’s Party,  Convention People’s Party, Great Consolidated People’s Party, Ghana Union Movement, and all Independent   candidates. There is great support for Nkrumahists political parties to unite and the rest  shall be historic. There is victory for us because Nkrumah Never Dies.

 

Kit Yawson

Chairman

Progressive People’s Party

UK & Ireland

London 

 

 Email: kitconvention@gmail.com

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