Accra, Sept. 18, GNA – The Concerned
Nkrumaists of North America (CNNA) shall
organise a two-day open conference from September 20 and 21 to remind
the youth of the relevance of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s ideas in the country.
The conference at the University of Ghana (UG)
is being sponsored by the CNNA to address various pressing issues bothering the
ordinary Ghanaian, a statement from the CNNA and copied to the Ghana News
Agency in Accra on Tuesday stated.
The statement said the conference would be
chaired by Professor Ivan Addae-Mensah, the former Vice-Chancellor of the UG
with Dr Thomas Mensah, the co-inventor of fibre optics technology, as the Guest
Other speakers include Mr Sam E. Mensah, the Former Chairman of Ghana Stock
Exchange, Dr Nicholas Atampugre, Dr Benjamin Anyagre, Mr Anis Haffar, Prof
Raymond Osei, Prof Cynthia Hewitt, Mr George Baffour, Mr Ekow Duncan and Mr
John Yaw Opoku.
The speakers will engage participants in a
self-examination discourse on issues pertaining to economics, politics, youth
and women and the relevance of Nkrumah’s ideas in solving the problems
confronting Ghana today.
Mr Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, the Local Organiser of
the CNNA, said the main objective of the conference was to prepare the ground
for the younger generation to take over.
“We expect every Ghanaian to see this
convention as a gathering of the young generation to examine their future in
the present because a nation is near collapse when the vast majority of its
youth wake up in the morning with nothing to look forward to,” he said.
Mr Addai-Sebo said the older generation have
disappointed the younger generation who are seeking for an alternative, hence
falling back on some ideas Nkrumah left behind was the best alternative for
Ghanaians adding, Nkrumah has become the cornerstone that the builders
The CNNA is a group of Ghanaians who advocate
social and economic justice for all Ghanaians, as expressed by Dr Kwame Nkrumah
through his many writings such as ‘I Speak of Freedom’, ‘Consciencism’, ‘Africa
Must Unite’, ‘Dark Days in Ghana’ and the actualisation of his well-planned
Prof Thaddeus Ulzen, the Chairman of CNNA,
said in the statement that, modernised versions of Dr Nkrumah’s vision and
ideals were necessary for any chance of redemption for the suffering masses of
in the country.
The statement said there is the need for
government to create and distribute opportunities equitably in order to
establish and maintain social and economic justice for all Ghanaians.
CNNA said the vision and ideals expressed by
Ghana’s first President Dr Nkrumah and co-President of Guinea, through his many
writings, development plans and praxis, provides adequate promise of
opportunities for the redemption, self-reliance and self-liberation of all Ghanaians.
CNNA also noted that though Nkrumah’s works
are studied all over the world, the case was different in Ghanaian institutions
of higher learning and considers it an intellectual tragedy.