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Politics of Saturday, 31 December 2005

Source: GNA

CPP to observe declaration of "Positive Action"

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Accra, Dec. 31, GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) will observe the 56th anniversary of the declaration of "Positive Action" by former President Kwame Nkrumah on January 9, an official statement from the party said on Saturday. The statement signed by Mr. Kwesi Pratt Jnr., Chairman of the Publicity Committee, said as part of the celebration, Party Chairman, Dr Edmund Delle would address a press conference on the state of the nation on January 6.

On January 9, the party would organise a mass forum on the relevance of the ideas of Dr Nkrumah and the current vision of the CPP to the resolution of the political, economic and social problems confronting Ghanaians. "The CPP sees the declaration of Positive Action as a major impetus for the national liberation struggle leading to the achievement of national independence from harsh colonial rule." The CPP said the declaration of Positive Action was a clear affirmation of the CPP's full commitment to the non-violent expression of people's power as a legitimate means of redressing social, political and economic grievances.

It added that the observation of the Day was to pay tribute to the heroic forebears of the Nkrumaist tradition, who sacrificed so much to redeem Ghana from the clutches of colonialism and to point to progressive activism as the weapon of choice against neo-colonial enslavement.

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