Allotey Jacobs: June 4 Changed The Course Of This Nation…It Has To Be Commemorated
Central Regional Propaganda Secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Allotey Jacobs has hailed the commemoration of the June 4 Uprising in Ghana.
According to Allotey Jacobs, June 4th was a revolutionary era which marked a historic day in the lives of Ghanaians.
Speaking on Peace FM‘s “Kokrokoo“, he explained that but for June 4th which was led by former President Jerry John Rawlings, the country would not have undergone political transformation.
He was speaking in relation to 35th Anniversary of the Commemoration of June 4 Uprising, where the former President is reported to have noted that there has been high spate of corruption in the country because the NDC neglected its tenet of “service to God and country.”
He also blamed his successor, former President John Agyekum Kufour for the current economic challenges confronting the nation, saying; “I have said over and over again that Kufour is responsible for setting in motion the moral and economic crisis that we are experiencing today, and I will say it again today. The investigation that Mills should have initiated never took place. But today let me give one very visible and concrete example of Kufour’s mismanagement that we are all feeling the effects of.
When Kufour’s government removed four noughts from the cedi, he overnight abolished the people’s economy. He abolished the people’s economy because he abolished the means to exchange goods below the value of 1,000 old cedis.”
Also addressing the relevance of commemorating the day, Allotey Jacobs dismissed the suggestion that June 4th may have come to remind Ghanaians of their late relatives who were unfairly treated by the then government.
“June 4th was a spontaneous reaction that was embraced by all and sundry. We all accepted it. I believe that June 4th still should be celebrated for the reason that it came to change the course of this country,” he stated.