Accra, 31 Jan. GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) on Wednesday outlined its activities for the commemoration of the country's 50th Independence Celebrations. According to the party's National Chairman, Dr Edmund Delle, the Programme of activities is not a means of assessing the quality of the celebration but the fear that the country is missing a great opportunity of mobilizing its citizens for development.
"We are not here to assess the quality of the celebration; however our fear is that we are missing a great opportunity to mobilise our citizens and to deepen their commitment to the national development effort", he said.
Dr Delle said the programme was providing a forum for all CPP members and sympathizers to identify their strength and plans for the future and to unite all Nkrumaists into a political force, capable of winning political power in 2008.
Mr Delle emphasized the party's commitment to joining the rest of the nation to celebrate the anniversary but recognized the need to honour Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the man who fought for the total liberation of not only Ghana, but also the entire African continent. "It will be unfair if the party has no Programme to show solidarity to Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and the teaming supporters", Dr Delle said.
Taking a swipe at the organization of some the activities marking the national celebrations, he said, a CPP government would have used at least three years to first sensitise all Ghanaians home and abroad on the coming event, consult other political parties and civil societies in the planning, organization and implementation of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
Other activities outlined include, radio television discussions on some of the prominent freedom fighters in Ghana, open forum on the 1966 coup and a candle light procession through the principal streets of Accra and the regional capitals.
The rest are an international conference on the theme: "Pan - Africanism as a tool for African Emancipation" and a mammoth rally in Accra to climax the celebrations.
Madam Araba Betsi Enchil, first National Vice-Chairperson of the party, encouraged the youth to learn the history of the nation to appreciate the immense contribution of the CPP in Ghana's development of the country.
She recommended a literature book on the history of Ghana titled, "FIGHT BACK" which would aid the youth in understanding the political history of the country.
Present at the function were Mr. Kwame Sanaa Poku Jantuah, a Cabinet Minister in the first Republic, Dr. Osei Asibey, a Former Member Of Parliament in the Limann administration, Mr. Kojo Armah, CPP Member of Parliament for Evalue Gwira and other leading members of the party. The party goes to congress to elect its Executives in August this year.