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Celebrating The National Democratic Congress, A Party Of Ungrateful Opportunists: CADRES Must Rethink Our Position

Celebrating The National Democratic Congress, A Party Of Ungrateful Opportunists: CADRES Must Rethink Our Position
LISTEN JUN 13, 2016

This is an open letter to my fellow cadres who stood the odds of time, and worked hard to give birth to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which survived to become a political party of its current stature.

Comrades throughout the country, I have restrained myself from doing this piece over time now - but the pressure within me is such that I ought to obey my moral dictates and the REVOLUTIONARY discipline in me by releasing my heat in this write-up. If I don't achieve anything at all, the mere feeling that I have expressed my anger which I know majority of you feel same - is enough.

You will all agree with me that in 1992 when the ban on partisan political activity was lifted and even before its lifting, cadres throughout the country had started organizing towards the organization of the then yet-to-be NDC. Some of us at the community level were threatened with the foreteiture of our monthly allowances if we were unable to pen-down names of opinion leaders who were to be contact - all in the bid to the formation of the party.

Our sleepless nights of tireless work towards the formation of the party paid off when the National Democratic Congress was formerly outdoored at the Arts Certer on June 10, 1992. We all felt proud of being the engineers of this success story.

Thereafter, we were told to step back because we may have stepped on people's and our front-liner role may may bring misfortune to the party. So, the donkeys who pulled the cart of grain was made to continue chewing grass without even a cup of it as food supplement. In any case we were not asking for any special attention in terms of sharing whatever.

Our beef is that we fought in the revolutionary era which finally gave birth to the current stable democracy for a better country for all Ghanaians to have better living conditions.

Camillus Maalneriba-Tia Sakzeesi
Camillus Maalneriba-Tia Sakzeesi, © 2016

The author has 31 publications published on Modern Ghana.Column: CamillusMaalneribaTiaSakzeesi

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