Ghana: CPP launches its 2012 Manifesto

The Convention People’s Party (CPP), on Tuesday launched its 2012 manifesto in Accra, with strong messages of hope and prosperity for the party as well as the entire nation.

The launch was under the theme, “Ghana Must Work Again…Yabre!”

The occasion was graced by some of the leading members of the party including the Chairperson Samia Nkrumah, Dr. Abu Sakara, Presidential Candidate, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosah.

A large crowd of people consisting of party followers also witnessed the occasion amidst cultural display and music by a number of cultural groups.

In a brief speech, Ms. Samia Nkrumah said “by the launch of our manifesto, we re-affirm our commitment to social justice, as has always been the case. We stand by our conviction that the state must be dynamic and provide for all individuals, irrespective of where they come from.”

She said the manifesto was in response to the fact that as a nation, Ghana was at a stand-still so far as progress was concerned.

“Have courage and give the CPP the chance to rule the country and within just one year, you would see what the CPP can do for Ghana. You would see the difference,” she said.

The CPP Chair-Person said once the Party was in power “we can make Ghana work again by putting our efforts together.”

Dr. Abu Sakara said it was unfortunate that after “our first ten years of nation building, nation wreckers prevented us from continuing with our good works. Since 1966, Ghana has been moving backwards instead of progressing and this would have to stop.”

He continued, “We are here to bring about change to ensure that the economy grows from within and not from outside.”

Dr. Abu Sakara said a CPP government under his leadership would ensure that the state was accountable and provided people with their basic needs.

“We began on the platform of service to the community, and that is the platform of the CPP,” he said.

Prof. Akosa, a leading member of the party, said politics was about service but unfortunately, here in Ghana, politicians do not seem to have come to serve so far,” he said.

According to him, the CPP was a party which held the belief that being in power meant serving the people.

“Vote for those who would serve you,” he said.

The 20 page manifesto has three key areas; Social transformation, Sustainable economy and Social Justice.

Some of the issues to be tackled under these broad areas are agricultural and rural transformation, fighting corruption, developing and equipping the youth of the country with employable skills, ensuring a comprehensive housing policy and urban development.**


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