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Politics of Thursday, 30 June 2005

Source: GNA

CPP: We're the only viable tradition

Accra, June 30, GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) remains the only viable political tradition to rally the people of Ghana for national reconstruction, the Party's General-Secretary, Dr Nii Noi Dowuona, said on Thursday.

A statement issued in Accra on the eve of the 45th Republic Day anniversary, the CPP said in fulfilment of this objective, the Party would work assiduously for total unity of all Nkrumaists. "In fact, our quest at uniting the ranks of the Nkrumah political family and progressives is inspired by Dr Kwame Nkrumah's agenda for grassroots mobilisation of ordinary people on matters that affect their survival and sustenance," he said.

Dr Dowuona said the CPP would remain resolute in building an independent, progressive and united Party that would commit itself to the welfare of the masses as envisioned by Dr Nkrumah.

"In doing so, the CPP is keenly conscious of the fact that the material basis, which will improve the lot of Ghanaians, can only be provided by a government of a people-centred party.

"In this regard, the Party calls on Ghanaians to renew their faith and commitment to the cause of the CPP."

Dr Dowuona said this alone would enable the Party to mobilise the relevant material and human resources towards the rejuvenation of the CPP.

The CPP said Republic Day would forever remain in the minds of Ghanaians as the day when Ghana attained full sovereignty status under Dr Nkrumah.

The CPP said it had noted with grave concern the economic difficulties and impoverishment of the people.

"This is a negation of all the economic achievements of the CPP government, which brought work and happiness to millions of Ghanaians and their families."

The CPP asked Ghanaians to commit themselves to Dr Nkrumah's policy on Pan-Africanism and the emancipation of the oppressed and underprivileged.

"The youth in whose hands the destiny of the nation resides must resolve to continue to struggle to build a better and prosperous Africa."

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