Press Releases of Sat, 4 Jun 20162
Press Release On 37th June 4 Annivesary
On the occasion of the 37th commemoration of the 1979 June 4 Uprising, members of the United Cadres Front (UCF) of Ghana, wish to salute all the gallant Heroes, who sacrificed their lives to lay the solid foundations for the unprecedented discipline, truth, honesty, integrity, probity, accountability, transparency and fellow-feeling that characterized the era and became the foundation that has engendered the peace and stability that we now enjoy as a nation.
During a period that Ghana needed brave men and women to rescue the nation from the shackles of moral and economic decadence, impunity and indiscipline during the Supreme Military Councils’ (SMC I and II) era, it took some junior officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces, led by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, to embark on a house-cleaning exercise before ushering Ghana into the 3rd Republic on 24thSeptember, 1979.
The Uprising is commemorated every year, through wreath-laying ceremonies, to also re-emphasize the need to uphold these values that are a necessary requirement in the bid to build a society to provide equal opportunities, stability and development for all, as we honor the memory of our fallen compatriots.
While some people think the commemoration has lost its relevance and therefore should be confined to history, adherents of the process and patriots of the land think and feel that it is still very relevant in the sense that, during that period, the spirit and soul of the nation was re-ignited. The sense of self-sacrifice, voluntarism standing up for ones rights and the abhorrence for corruption, which characterized the period is needed even now more than ever before.
So therefore, in the current political dispensation where people have become individualistic, self-centred and non-charlant about issues of national importance, apart from those that bother on materialism and parochial political interests, there is the need to remind Ghanaians that, some people brought an awakening to the entirety of Ghanaians to stand up and be counted.
As we commemorate this year’s anniversary, cadres of the process would want patriots to think Ghana first, be more nationalistic in our dealings to eschew and expose all forms of corruption. Let us rededicate ourselves to Ghana as we together, journey along the democratic path we have chosen for ourselves as the means of governance in this country.
EFANAM FELIX NYAKU
Secretary: IMC of UCF
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