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03.03.2006 General News

Socialists launch booklet on overthrow of Nkrumah

By GNA

Accra, March 3, GNA - The Socialist Forum of Ghana on Friday launched "The Great Deception" a booklet that tells the facts behind the overthrow of Ghana's First President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. The 104-paged booklet has documents and published materials that established the collaboration between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the right wing forces to subvert the economy and peaceful development of Ghana through the overthrow of the Osagyefo Dr Nkrumah's Government.

Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, renowned Writer, who chaired the launching of the compilation by the Forum, said it was good that such a booklet was being launched to inform the people, particularly the young ones about the real facts behind the demise of the First Republic. "This book gives something to look at... where we are coming from and be guided by it", she noted, urging all people, especially journalists to adopt the reading habit so that they could be well-informed on issues.

She said Dr Nkrumah did so many good things but the three main events that really brought him down were his declaring Ghana as a one-party state; declaring himself as a life President and the introduction of the Prevention Detention Act, which was abused by detaining his opponents without trial. "These are all facts that must be accepted by all Nkumahists and others so that the right lessons could be learnt from it", Prof Aidoo concluded.

Professor Ansa K. Asare, a Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon, who together with Professor Aidoo and Mr Kwasi Pratt Jnr, Communications Director of Convention Peoples' Party (CPP), launched the booklet, said all citizens including those of Danquah-Busia Tradition should get a copy of the book and read so that they would know the truth.

The booklet, which is priced at 30,000 cedis a copy, would be re-launched at all regional capitals with copies kept at various bookshops of the Universities in the country.

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