Politics of Thursday, 5 July 2012
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday saluted Algeria on its 50th anniversary of independence.
A statement signed by the General Secretary of the CPP, Mr. Ivor Kobbina Greenstreet, to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra said “The Convention People’s Party and Algeria's National Liberation Front (FLN) share a lasting friendship based on strong historical ties” that “We worked together to confront colonialism and achieve independence for our people.”
The statement noted that after “Algeria’s independence on 5 July 1962, the relationship between our peoples continued to grow stronger until the overthrow of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s government in 1966, an event which set back the continued drive for African emancipation.
It said, “Today, the histories of Ghana and Algeria, which were born out of our conviction for the total political and economic liberation of the African continent must remain friends to work for economic liberation within an integrated Africa. This is the only way we can overcome our numerous challenges including; economic marginalisation, inadequate representation in international affairs and a scramble for Africa’s natural resources to the detriment of our people.”
The statement wished the FLN and people of Algeria a happy, peaceful and prosperous years ahead.**