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General News | Jan 3, 2005

Movement to restore and renovate national assets formed

GNA

Accra, Jan. 3, GNA - A movement aimed at restoring and renovating state assets has been formed in Accra, according to Mr Kwaku Amoah Awuah, Acting Chairman of the Council of Elders of the Convention People's Party (CPP).

Known as the Movement for Renovation and Restoration of National Economic Assets, it would be inaugurated in Accra "as soon as all necessary formalities and consultations have been concluded", he said in a statement issued in Accra.

He said the Movement would be non-partisan and non-governmental "yet government oriented.

"The hope is that the good and patriotic people of Ghana will not hesitate to welcome wholeheartedly and lend their unflinching support to the Movement to ensure the Movement's lasting success to the benefit of all the people of this great nation of Ghana."

Mr Amoah Awuah said Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, after leading Ghana to independence, pursued rapid socio-economic development, establishing over 400 socio-economic enterprises and projects before he was ousted in a CIA- engineered coup in 1966.

These included hotels; educational institutions; industries; Akosombo Dam; Tema Township and Tema Harbour.

"After the overthrow of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the agents of neo-colonialism and imperialism took over the reigns of government of this country and systematically pursued a programme of annihilation, destruction and devastation of the socio-economic projects...."

Mr Amoah Awuah said the consequences of these actions were visible, as the damage done to national development by these actions was immeasurable but not irreparable and that it was time to mount a crusade to halt the kind of policies and practices that were detrimental to the socio-economic development of the country.

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