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12-Nov-2013  
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The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has stated that it is dismayed by the current conversation on governance in our country and the descent of the nation to despair and hopelessness.

“We refer to the exposures by the Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Sumana Bagbin and the statement by the General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia of the NDC on the disclosures.”

A statement issued by the CPP and signed by its Director of Communication, Nii Armah Akomfrah yesterday stated.

Mr. Bagbin alleged in a public statement that he had been firmly with corruption.

The statement noted the NDC General Secretary’s assertion that the revelations of Mr. Bagbin were directed to the NDC for internal discussion was wrong. And that Mr. Nketia should not have directed all supporters of the party to discuss the issue within the structures of the NDC.

Issues

“The CPP would want to point out to the General Secretary of the NDC that Mr. Bagbin did not speak to the NDC but for and about the nation. The issue therefore should be discussed by all in public with the expectation to rid the nation of the demons of our development and prosperity.”

“The CPP therefore calls on the presidency to engage the nation on the issues raised by Mr. Bagbin. The President is compelled by his responsibility to “we the people” to tell the nation how he proposes to deal with the question of corruption in his government and the development policy guidelines of his development philosophy,” the statement added.

The statement said the issues raised by Mr. Bagbin “relates to development policy, so it is inappropriate and unacceptable for the President to refer to his person and character in reference to or as substitute for development policy”.

It, therefore, urged the President to elucidate for the nation his vision for the transformation of our society which was in fulfillment of the mission of the nation’s political and economic history.

Cause For Concern

“The CPP wishes to point out to the President that his analogy of a nation/car in first gear development is inexact and unsatisfactory.

His failure to note the weakening or our diminished resolve and capacity to struggle for economic freedom and the descent to new forms of dependency and subjugation in our development efforts is cause for concern,” the statement said.

According to the statement, since the CPP government of the First Republic, the development of our country has been moving backwards and not forward under the governments of the NDC and NPP.

Under the full employment policy of the CPP government of the First Republic dubbed “Work and Happiness” investments were made in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors to cater for all human needs and the rate of unemployment was low.

The statement explained that the economy then was on the threshold of industrialization and the achievement of an internally sustained economy. Investment in the social sectors of health and education gave Ghanaians a satisfactory standard of living.

Unemployment

“Currently as a result of the privatization and divestiture of the public investments of the CPP government of the First Republic and the consequent redeployment and redundancy programmes of the NDC and NPP governments the rate of unemployment is unbearable.”

It added that the manufacturing sector has been suffocated and undermined with a misguided trade liberalization policy.

“Our country is as a result, highly import dependent with a huge trade deficit, a depreciating currency and unsustainable exchange rate. The dropout rate in the education sector is high. The housing deficit is rising, and the living condition of our people is deplorable.”
 
 
Source: The Ghanaian Times
 
 

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