The Convention People's Party (CPP) has celebrated its 72nd anniversary in Kumasi with a call on the government to fix defunct factories built by the first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
The CPP said it was unacceptable that virtually, all the factories build during the administration of President Nkrumah, “Ghana’s only multi-visionary President” had been left to waste.
Addressing the gathering mostly the youth, the National Chairperson of the CPP, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong-Kumankumah , said the government’s one district, one factory (1D1F) initiative will realised its full objectives when conscious effort were made to revive all factories built by the CPP administration.
She also called on the government to go beyond the free Senior High School (SHS) mantra and create jobs for the youth.
'If the many factories built by Nkrumah across the county but deliberately abandoned and left to rot were functional, millions of youth would have been actively working and that means they would be able to feed themselves and their families', she added
Madam Sarpong-Kumankumah stated that truncating the CPP government in 1966 had been evident in today's lack of political direction, endemic poverty, lack of decent accommodation, lack of jobs, the hardships, and the struggling economy.
In addition, she said the overthrow of the CPP had led to the persistent youth agitation and the lack of trust in political leaders.
The General Secretary of CPP, Nana Yaa Jantuah, called on the youth to rally behind the CPP as the party prepared to take over the management of the economy in 2024.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the CPP, Mr Emmanuel Galo, said the youth continued to lose hope in the political leadership because of non-performance.
He, therefore, urged the youth to have hope in the CPP.
The CPP was formed on June 12, 1949 by Dr Nkrumah to campaign for the independence of the Gold Coast.
It was the governing party under of the autonomous British colony of the Gold Coast from 1951 to 1957, and independent Ghana from 1957 to 1966.