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07.03.2007 General News

Ghana remains leader in political stability in Africa-Jesse Jackson

By : The Ghanaian Times

Reverend Jesse Jackson, American and human rights campaigner who is in Ghana to participate in the country's Golden Jubilee has noted that Ghana remains a leader in political stability which is good for Africa and the rest of the world.

He said Ghana, one of the shinning stars of Africa is being held in high esteem through out the world for her stable democracy and economic growth, adding that the achievement can attract more people into the country.

Reverend Jackson urged Ghana and U.S to maintain the strong relationship, called on the US to increase aid to Ghana and also to increase trade with the country and reduce debts that Ghana owned her.

He also appealed to the US to increase support for the prevention of malaria and guinea worm in Ghana and urged the country to maintain its political stability and to export more cocoa to the U.S.

Rev. Jackson said he was closely connected to the ideals of the assassinated human rights activist, Martin Luther King Jnr.

He said, “We believe in democracy and transparency and that all citizens should benefit from the resources of their countries so that they can be able to help the poor and deliver the needy.

Reve Jackson said religion should help reconcile people and that it was unnecessary for people to fight because they did not share the same belief.

On Ghana's 50th independence anniversary, he said: “It is a huge historic moment which I want to be part of. I owe it a duty to uphold the legacy of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first President and Martin Luther King Jnr to continue the struggle for the attainment of human rights and economic security.

Rev Jackson, who is also the Head of Rainbow Push Coalition in the U.S, a human rights organisation, twice contested for presidential elections in the U.S but failed to be elected.

Source: The Ghanaian Times