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Thursday, March 11, 2010



Author: Nana Akyea Mensah theodikro.blogspot.
Date: 2010-03-11 16:39:25

Hi Akadu,

I wonder what you read and saw in here that warrants such fulsome and effusive showers of praises to one of the most confused pieces I have read in recent weeks!

Did you not wonder whether he was defending Federalism, Bi-cameral legislature, or devolution. This is rumbling. And the cheap shots he wanted to score against Nkrumah looks rather childish against the backdrop that without a strong Central government, we could not have built the Akosombo Dam, all the thousands of secondary schools Nkrumah built within a space of just nine years, health posts as well as hospitals! Look at the industrialisation programme of the CPP and tell me which region was left out! Tell me again if, left on their own or even slightly given any right of intervention we would have reached the stage of development Ghana achieved under Nkrumah? The very fact that even the African majority of the Coussey Commission, the elites of the time, did not agree on this issue and actually voted out J.B. Danquah's proposal must speak volumes! You write, "Yet, Danquah's bid to retain a Second Chamber for Gold Coast for that matter Ghana was lost by twenty-one votes to five and seems haunting today." This is haunting nobody except you! Danquah's ideological bankruptcy as a surrogate of his protégé the the late King Ofori Atta I, who paid all his educational expenses including travels around Europe, and had since become a blind advocate of the divine quality of traditional authority, with him as their secretary, stank to high heavens! We must appreciate the patience of the people who had to endure his speech and then vote an overwhelming "No!, enough is enough, J.B.!"

There is absolutely nothing scholarly here! The writer wanders around subjects from A to Z, either as though he does not fully understand the concepts he is dealing with, or suffers from an acute stage of attention deficit disorder. The result is that there is a lack of coherence, and as Ochere Darko rightly points out, your conclusion is hardly supported by the body of arguments you have been advancing, and the various different directions each of them seem to be looking!

If this is your idea of a scholarly work, I understand why you need to wear the Ph.D after each hyperbolic capentry of yours!

By the way, whether you like it or not, the days of the NPP are over! NDC is going to retain power, come 2012! The CPP is going to take over from the NPP as the largest opposition in parliament in the 2012 elections! And if you like, we shall make our first real dash at it in 2016.

I can assure you however that from the level of growing political awareness in the country, it is very safe to assume that we shall be back in power by 2020! God willing! In the meanwhile, considering the balance of forces, and how evil the NPP has proved to be, we shall make sure that we do not rock the boat too much to let it slip again into their thieving hands!

Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!!

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