A senior member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr R. O Frimpong, has told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm the master plan of the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, failed to materialize due to the cold blooded coup that occurred on February 24, 1966.
In his view, Ghana is behind 50 years because we are NOT in charge of our own resources.
To him, we are not committed, dedicated and patriotic hence the current challenges we are confronted with.
The Malaysians he said came to study under the late Nkrumah and today; the country is developed far more than Ghana.
He is calling for a national agenda and a situation where all the various political parties would join forces and pursue a path of reorientation to make the national agenda feasible.
‘’Bring all the political parties together, bring all your experts and technocrats together so we dialogue together and pursue the national agenda to make Ghana develop. We are not concentrating on developing Ghana but rather concentrating on serving political parties,’’ he said.
MR R.O Frimpong decried the increasing rate of importation of food and other products and has called on government to initiate measures, to cut down on import so citizens would patronize made-in-Ghana goods.
He asked Ghanaians to reexamine our conscience and look back at our history and push the agenda of Nkrumah, which bothered, on national agenda.
The ideology for pan-Africanism, Africa liberation and self-governance also earned Nkrumah an enviable reputation worldwide, and that is the spirit the current generation must emulate, he said.
The first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was unconstitutionally ousted from office through a military and police coup d’état on February 24, 1966. This year marks exactly 50 years since the Convention People’s Party (CPP) government was overthrown.
Among the key figures who staged the revolution were Col. E.K. Kotoka, Major A.A. Afrifa and the then Inspector-General of Police, Mr J.W.K. Harley.
The famous coup-makers cited Nkrumah’s Preventive Detection Act, corruption, dictatorial practices, oppression and the deteriorating economy of Ghana as the principal reasons for the uprising.
He is fondly remembered for the improved roads, schools, hospitals, factories, the Akosombo Dam, the Tema Harbour and economic stability, just to mention a few.