General News of Saturday, 1 July 2017
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has charged Ghanaians not to give up in their quest in saving the country from injustice, corruption and political victimization.
The party in a press statement signed by its Chairman, Prof. Edmund Delle to mark the country’s 57th Republic Day anniversary further commended Ghanaians for protecting the sovereignty of the country over the years.
“The CPP congratulates the Nation of Ghana for protecting its sovereignty over the past 57 years and still counting. We must continue to work together to protect the State and fight against injustice, corruption and political victimization. Ghana must work again,” the statement added.
Ghana attained a republican status some 57 years ago which marked an event of profound historical and political significance.
The feat implied that Ghana had the freedom to draw its own constitution and elect a president, who, with the cabinet, could initiate programmes for the well-being of the people.
Since then, the country has been managed by both civilians and military rulers.
The CPP which Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah formed, in the statement noted that “Ghana’s victory in attaining full republican status went along with claiming the full sovereignty over all aspects of ournational and international life.”
“Ghana on July 1, 1960 totally weaned itself from British colonial rule, as the Queen of England’s Governor General left the shores of the country to signify that the Black Star of Arica had taken charge of its own affairs…The CPP recounted that after becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence on March 6, 1957, Ghana’s political freedom inspired the liberation of many other African countries from colonial governance,” the statement added.