Nkrumah’s policies; Ghana’s ticket to dev’t – Samia Nkrumah

Samia Nkrumah, former Chairperson of the CPP
Samia Nkrumah, former Chairperson of the CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has said Ghana can only realize true development if it revisits some of the policies of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Ghana, in recent years has been saddled with serious socio-economic challenges which are hindering the development of major sectors of the economy.

Some have blamed the situation on the over politicization of critical national issues and the growing spate of corruption by public office holders which is impoverishing the populace.

Samia Nkrumah, the chairperson of the CPP and daughter of Dr. Nkrumah told Citi News, it is time the country reconnected to the ideals of her father.

She was of the opinion that Ghana should not look back and celebrate the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah “without implementing his ideas into today’s Ghana.”

“Kwame Nkrumah is for the future and not for the past,” she insisted.

According to Ms Nkrumah, the only framework for development which will propel the nation to greater heights “was the one Osagyefo put forward for us.”

She urged the government to “revisit his [Kwame Nkrumah] national development plan…it is now time for action.”

“We don’t want to use the name Nkrumah without living and demonstrating in terms of policies he put down for us,” she added.

The late President John Mills in 2010 instituted the Founders Day to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The day is always marked with public lectures, symposiums and other programmes to highlight his achievements and vision.


By: Efua Idan Osam/