General News of Thursday, 22 September 2016
A leading member of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa has lashed out at successive governments for collapsing factories established by Osagyefuo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah.
He wondered why out of negligence, past governments have collapsed vibrant factories put up by the visionary leader and now importing goods from other countries.
Prof. Akosa accused leaders of being good at making noises on the airwaves without any effort made at revamping the factories to serve the needs of the citizenry.
He accused the country’s Finance Ministers of not helping to change the foundation of the economy over the years.
Speaking on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo hosted by Kwame Adinkrah, he questioned why Nkrumahist ideology has been rejected by Ghanaian leaders.
The Pathologist bemoaned that toothpicks are even imported into the country.
‘A prophet is never respected in his hometown, Nkrumah was given to us for free but we carelessly lost him, if we had managed things well, there is no country that could be compared to Ghana in terms of infrastructural developments.
Ghana is really in a mess now, all that we know how to do best is to talk on radio without any meaningful benefits. All Nkrumah’s projects are in tatters now. Talk of collapsed railway lines, Tema Motorway is not managed well, we have not been able to expand it to other regions.
Pencil making at Asawase, tiles, ceramics, were all done at Saltpond ceramics factory but it has collapsed. We now import ceramics from Italy, China and Spain, Komenda Sugar Factory all have collapsed, Ghana used to assemble its own cars long before Malaysia started, garden eggs, kontomire, fruits used to be canned but now all these are imported, GIHOC is no more,‘ he bemoaned.
He observed that multi party democracy has not developed in Ghana, saying Ghana does not understand the nitty-gritty of politics.
He said politicians are only tickling themselves in believing that they know and understand democracy.
Eulogising Dr. Nkrumah on his 107th birthday on September 22, 2016, he remarked that the first president of Ghana is still remembered after his death because of his good works.
The leading member of CPP described Dr. Nkrumah as a well skilled person, hoping that Nkrumah’s history will be re-lived.
He said Ghanaians lack patriotism, hence their dubious means of trying to get quick money.
‘There is no patriotism in the country, palm oil is diluted with poisonous substances, and drugs made of kokonte sold to unsuspecting consumers, how? We must change our attitudes as Ghanaians,’ he advised.