Accra, March, 6, GNA - The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) on Sunday entreated Ghanaians to be committed to Dr Nkrumah's policy of Pan Africanism and emancipation of the oppressed and the underprivileged. They further urged the youth to rededicate themselves to the struggle for economic liberation of the continent as Ghana celebrates her 49th anniversary.
A statement issued and signed by Nii Noi Dowuona, General Secretary of the party said it was the CPP's expectation that the remaining hurdles in the path of total continental union would be cleared within the shortest possible time to free people from the weakened effects of neo-colonialism and globalisation.
The statement said next year marks the 50th anniversary of the attainment of independence and called on all Nkrumaists to gather under the CPP and urged other political parties, organizations and groupings to bury all differences and petty ambitions to pave way for the grand unity that has eluded the country since 1992.
A broad platform for the mobilization of all human and material resources must be created to transform the CPP to its original status as the most powerful and winsome political force. It said the role played by Ghana in the attainment of political independence of the whole continent under the leadership of Dr Kwame Nkrumah would never be forgotten in the annals of African political history.
"The fact that we consider our independence meaningless unless it was linked with the total liberation of Africa established the qualities of selflessness and commitment towards political emancipation, which inspired all countries in Africa then under colonial rule to strive for independence," the statement said
Ghana blazed the trail in Africa, south of the Sahara in becoming the first African country to attain political independence 49 years ago, the CPP said and adding, "We must consider ourselves fortunate for the leadership of the great Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his lieutenants at the most important time in our history. The CPP wished Ghanaians a happy anniversary, while saluting all fallen heroes, sons and daughters who fought for Ghana's independence.