Lets Translate Nkrumah's Ideas Into Action - Nduom
9/21/2009 11:23:05 PM -
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, Election 2008 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party, contends that it is not enough to celebrate the achievements of Ghana’s First President Dr Kwame Nkrumah. What is important, he saids, is to translate into action the principles, ideals and vision he stood for.
Describing Dr Nkrumah as not just an international figure but a historic person who made lasting contributions to all Africans and the Black race everywhere, Dr Nduom said “now what we must do as Ghanaians is to get hold of his ideas and use them to give opportunity to all for the progress of the nation.”
Sharing his perspective on the centenary celebration of Dr Nkrumah, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom said that notwithstanding the attainment of Ghana’s independence, without Dr Nkrumah, there would be no Nelson Mandela and even Kofi Annan, a former Secretary General of the United Nations.
He said his centenary celebrations must not only be a lip-service and that “If we let it stay as just Nkrumah, then we do ourselves injustice and we will miss what he stands for.”
“I am hoping that we will accumulate his works, projects, ideas, principles, philosophies and vision to propel this Ghana to greater economic heights,” he told the Daily Graphic.
He said Ghana needed to transform itself from a mediocre country into a progressive nation saying “unless we transform ourselves we are not going to get there”.
He said other countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea among others were all demonstrating to Ghana what a country could achieve if it had vision.
“Ghanaians should be angry at where we are today; we should not be playing second fiddle to these countries” Dr Nduom stated saying if we change our mind set “I believe positive things could happen to this country”.
He said Ghana was blessed with abundant human and material resources and had the capacity to rise above pettiness, mediocrity and a pull - him- down- attitude.
To do this Dr Nduom pointed out, requires a kind of leadership that makes for disagreement over methods but agrees over destination and promotes civility among the citizens.
He said there were leaders across the political divide and given the opportunity, we will unite in thought and define and accept and chart the ideal situation for Ghana. Share Your Thoughts on this article Name Email Location Comments Graphic Ghana may edit your comments and not all comments will be published