The seven-year development plan started in the 1960s by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, is still applicable today, according to the Convention People’s Party (CPP).
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It noted that in light of the current economic mess, it was necessary to review the strategy for speeding up the nation’s sluggish progress, growth, and development.
In order to bring about the rapid socioeconomic progress that has eluded the country since the overthrow of the CPP government in 1996, the party urged Ghanaians to vote it into office next year.
Dr. Nkrumah’s seven-year development plan, which he started in the 1960s, is still relevant today, especially in light of the current economic crisis the nation was experiencing, the CPP claimed.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) duopoly must be broken by Ghanaians choosing to elect the CPP to power in the 2024 elections, according to Nana Akosua Sarpong-Kumankumah, the CPP’s chair.
Appearing at a news conference in Accra to mark the 57th anniversary of Dr. Nkrumah’s overthrow, she asserted that the duopoly, which had failed to address the nation’s problems, had done enough. Instead of magic, she claimed, the country needed a formula, which neither the NDC nor the NPP had.
The seven-year development plan of the Nkrumah-led administration, which was shortened as a result of the coup d’état in 1966, contained significant developmental projects, which the CPP intends to deliver to restore the nation to its glory. The NPP and NDC have demonstrated over time that they lack the resources required to deliver the development that citizens desire.
If our country’s leaders had taken action, it would have been done by now. Instead, the toppling of the CPP government under Dr. Nkrumah remains the worst day in our nation’s history, and we must stop blaming anyone but ourselves.
According to Nana Sarpong-Kumankumah, “The sad event not only halted progress, growth, and development, but also made the socioeconomic situation of the populace worse. To honor his memory, the party has established programs in March this year.
Dr. Maxwell Awuku, a former deputy eastern regional minister in the Dr. Hilla Limann administration, reaffirmed the need for the country to increase efforts to raise revenue in order to lessen its reliance on foreign donors. He also paid tribute to Dr. Nkrumah, who, he said, made sure the nation was economically independent during his time in office.
Dr. Nkrumah started policies and programs to improve people’s well-being, according to Sylvester Sarpong Soprano, Director of Communications for the CPP. He also urged young people to join the party and support it with their ballots to achieve victory in the 2024 elections.