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Opinions of Saturday, 20 December 2003

Columnist: Aidoo, Prince Junior

As the days of Sodom and Gomorra, so shall their days be.

Fellow countrymen, as I have always said that men of iniquity records shall always run from justice, but they can not hide from Justice. As the days of Sodom and Gomorra; they married, they eat, and they enjoyed themselves till the day of distruction came upon them. As the days of Sodom and Gomorra, so shall the days of Saddam Hussein be. Saddam Hussein married and had Children, he ate and enjoyed in his glorious days till the distruction came upon him on the 13th day of December 2003, so shall the days of all those who have committed treason and genocide against the people of Ghana be. They will enjoy from our hospitality and naivity as a nation, and as a people of compassion, but their end is as near as they can think.

They will run but they can?t hide from the peoples’ justice. Those who never saw King Nabuchadnezazar in the ancient days can recollect how he looked like when they see the new face of Ex-dictator Saddam Hussein.

I need not tell you to have faith Ghanaians; the day is coming when our children shall weep no more. The day is coming when our motherland Ghana, shall be free from dictatorship and military oppression. Fellow countrymen, I am happy today to be here and to inform you today that at long last a new African has been born to tell you that your dream for a true democracy in Ghana which will go down in our history. That the creation of a “Ghana Social Democratic Movement” is the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. The vision of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah shall not pass until his real meaning of “Freedom and Justice” is spelled out.

Fellow countrymen, forty six years ago, a great African, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Independence Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Ghanaians who had been seared in the flames of withering colonial injustice at the polo ground in Accra on the 6th March 1957. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity when this African Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said: “Fellow countrymen, your beloved country Ghana is Free forever”. But forty six years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Ghanaian is still not free. Why?

This is because the imperialist has now put on the sheep skin and wondering in the manger of the real Ghanaian sheep. The imperialist has succeeded in dividing our country and has left it in the hands of traitors. The imperialist and their allies have built a monument of that great African just do throw dust in the eyes of the poor Ghanaian. Their days are numbered indeed!

Forty six years later, after the unjustified coup d?etat in 24 February 1966 the life of the average Ghanaian is still sadly crippled by the chains of dictatorship and oppression. The proclamation of “Freedom and Justice” was like a nightmare. Forty six years later, the average Ghanaian lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Ghana, it seems, is made of Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi only. The rest of its people are left for those who want to know where they live and how they live.

Forty six years later, the average Ghanaian is still languishing in the corners of imperialist and neo-colonialist society and finds himself an exile in his own land. Begging the same imperialist for a living under his economic and political agenda. The national identity and pride of Ghana is lost forever.

Today go back to Accra, go back to Kumasi, go back to Navorongo, go back to Lome, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern and southern cities, knowing that somehow this horrible living situation of our children who are deprived of basic education, can and will be changed if we realise that we are united as one nation and one destiny putting aside prejudice, tribalism, hatred, nepotism, criminality, discrimination and above all wickedness and lies. Let us not wallow in the valley of anger and despair. I say to you today, fellow countrymen, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a “Vision”. It is a vision deeply rooted in my dream. I have a vision that one day the youth of this nation will rise up and live out to the true meaning of its “Freedom and Justice”. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women of Ghana were created equal”. I have a vision that one day there shall be harmony among all religions regardless ones norms and believes that share the common ideology that is their motherland “GHANA” that comes first. I have a vision that one day Muslims, Christians, Buddhist, Catholics, Protestants and any other religion in Ghana will embrace themselves in unity and in harmony so-long as they all really believe in one God, and lift the flag of Ghana up once again, and will be able to sit down together and dine at a table of brotherhood with love.

I have a vision that one day Ghana will be transformed into a situation where little boys and girls will be able to enjoy “Free education” as promised by their father Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and they will walk together as sisters and brothers with smiling faces and proud to be a Ghanaian. I have a vision today. I have a vision that one day every talent shall be exalted for development, every village shall be turned into a city, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked and wicked minded people will be made straight, and they shall see that God is good. This should be the hope of the uprising Ghanaian Social Democratic Movement.

Fellow countrymen, have faith and endurance, we shall over come and distroy the enemy the “Imperialist”. God bless Ghana. God bless you.

Prince Aidoo Junior
Ghana Social Democratic Movement

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