NPP Politicians Must Stop Disrespecting Nkrumah, If They Don’t Respect Themselves

Feature Article NPP Politicians Must Stop Disrespecting Nkrumah, If They Dont Respect Themselves
DEC 10, 2023 LISTEN

While Kwame Nkrumah is recognized by many countries as one of Africa's greatest leaders of all time, some in Ghana are unwilling to acknowledge and respect him. As a result, they continue to show disrespect for the statesman whose industries and factories built to enrich Ghana; were purposefully left to decay, giving the impression that his time as president of Ghana was fruitless, while they continue to tamper with the country’s history to give criminal politicians who opposed him a positive spin.

In addition to the pervasive corruption that the NPP government has allowed to fester, two other significant issues that have contributed to the government's quick collapse are emptiness and foolish pride. These issues stem from the government's refusal to take accountability and, as a result, stay stagnant with no room for progress. This is why this government must go because the criminals, and more importantly, the majority of Ghanaians don’t like them any longer because they have failed

Stephen Amoah, NPP politician, insulted Kwame Nkrumah and his family, claiming that since the former leader of Ghana wed a foreigner, a reference to his late Egyptian wife, Madam Fathia Nkrumah, things haven’t been good in the nation, such a statement would have required Amoah to step down immediately, in any nation that leaders have sense, but as tribalism is regarded more highly in Ghana than development, he continues to support the NPP's miserable and failing government.

Considering that Nkrumah is one of the most endearing African leaders in history, what crime has he committed that these tribal bigots are constantly dragging him through the mud? In a related development, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, an NPP politician, joined his colleagues in insinuating that Kwame Nkrumah "did not even achieve what we have done" in the educational sector. Meanwhile, the much-discussed free education is in ruins, beset by obstacles and other challenges.

Nothing in the nation is going well under the leadership of the NPP government, including education, but since they are unwilling to accept responsibility or criticism, they have developed the practice of praising themselves in times of need. Since the majority of Ghanaians haven't had the opportunity to learn what excellent politics in Europe are all about, I don't blame them for supporting or placing their trust in a government that has disrespected the people while causing them great hardship.

Jesus said, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives, and his own home." If this were not the case, someone like Ghanaian comedian and film actor Kwaku Manu, alias Agya Koo, would not have the courage to assert that Kwame Nkrumah did not accomplish much. He said that the former head of Ghana had inherited the wealth left by the colonial rulers, but that is untrue, he established several businesses and industries that these tribal idiots, envious of their lack of success, have willfully allowed to decay.

Even though Kwame Nkrumah took over a weak economy from his colonial overlords, conditions were better and people valued life more during his administration than they were during Akufo Addo's. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Ghana's health minister should have been fired long ago for his misdeeds, but that is not the case in Ghana. Imagine, due to a shortage of dialysis machines, children at Tamale Teaching Hospital are currently dead as a result of his carelessness and incompetence.

The NPP government continues to treat Ghanaians with disrespect. The governor of the Bank of Ghana, Ernest Addison, recently asked Ghanaians to applaud them for better management of the Bank of Ghana. Imagine the financial crime he and the government committed, which resulted in a GH¢60 billion loss, that's insulting. These are a few of the reasons why the majority of Ghanaians hate them and have opted not to vote for them; they are aware of this and are trying to manipulate the 2024 elections, but they can’t.

Imagine all the taxes that are piling up on top of taxpayers' heads, but the more they moan, the more taxes that Akufo Addo is putting in place without creating any jobs. This shows that they have no regard for the people, and more importantly, they don't fear losing the elections because Bossman Asare and Jean Mensa are there to support them. However, they will be even more shocked in 2024 than they were in the aftermath of the Assin North elections.

The administration should focus on finding solutions to issues that impact the populace and the economy, but instead, they chose to disparage Kwame Nkrumah. Which wise politician would ever say something so trivial as "Even Nkrumah will clap for Akufo Addo if he comes back from his grave," as the NPP chairman asserts this time? For this reason, I have never taken Kennedy Agyapong's claim that no NPP politician is intellectual and that all of them lack common sense lightly.