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General News of Sunday, 24 February 2008

Source: GNA

CPP observe overthrow of Dr Nkrumah's regime

Koforidua, Feb. 24, GNA - Members of New Juaben South Constituency of Convention People's Party (CPP), on Sunday observed the 42nd anniversary of the overthrow of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's First President at Koforidua.

A statement issued in Koforidua by the Party said the coup d'etat on Thursday February 24, 1966, was a shocking event that "set the clock of progress on the African Continent back." It said the overthrow of Dr Nkrumah brought to a halt the forward march of the struggle toward economic independence of Ghana and Africa as a whole.

"No government in Ghana's history has been able to equal the socio-economic achievements of Dr Nkrumah's government since independence," it added.

The statement said the free university education and liberal scholarships for studies abroad introduced under Dr Nkrumah helped many sons and daughters of farmers, fishermen and workers to become leaders in industry and commerce. It said the anti-imperialist policies pursued by Dr Nkrumah brought pride to Africans wherever they found themselves and Ghanaians walked with their heads and chests high. 24 Feb. 08

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