– K. Kakraba Pratt
Folks, I was reading Ghana news and came across this news item that a lot of Ghanaians appear to be rejoicing over as an honour to the memory and honour to our distinguished and illustrious son, the Late Major General Francis Vib Sanziri, who died while on duty as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights in Syria. I am referring to the naming of a road named after him as Vib Sanziri Route by Israel, an illegitimate occupying force.
Folks let us be clear. Why was Major General Vib-Sanziri in the Golan Heights in the first place? He was there because during an illegal invasion into Syria in 1967, Israel then the aggressor, seized the Golan Heights which is the legitimate territory of Syria and has occupied it ever since illegally as part of spoils of war, against international law and against the wishes of the Syrian government and people as well as the will and dictates of the United Nations which is the world body. There has been several condemnations from all over the world and several UN resolutions, some vetoed by Israel’s friends on the UN Security Council, for Israel to respect international law and return those occupied lands to no avail.
Recently the United States of America under president Trump have illegally and against international public opinion, unilaterally recognised the Golan of the Heights as a bonafide part of Israel thereby strengthening Israel’s hand in starting to develop the disputed lands as part of its territory.
It is a disputed land. It is illegally being occupied by Israel despite the international outcry. That is why UNDOF is in the Golan Heights and that is why Major General Vib Sanziri was there as the Head of Mission and Force Commanding Officer.
Question to ask is that does Israel, as an illegitimate occupier of land not belonging to her, have any rights and lawful authority to name a road, a stone, a canal or even the forest or any part of the Golan Heights in anybody’s honour? The answer is a brazen NO. The only authority that has the right to name anything in the Golan Heights are either the legitimate owners of the land that is Syria or the United Nations that have legal administrative supervision of the territory and not the illegal occupying force.
So I further ask, is it an honour in anyway, shape or form to be associated with a brazen illegality? Ghana is a member of the United Nations and a signatory to the United Nations Charter and has on many occasions voted with other members of the UN to uphold all its resolutions. We have a direct interest in ensuring compliance with UN resolutions. Israel is being disingenuous and looking for a way to court acceptance and legitimacy in the Golan Heights by cooking this fake honour in order to rope in one of Africa’s vociferous and most ardent supporter of the UN and its principles.
Ghana, by our non questioning of this honour and by accepting this as an honour are acquiescing to Israel’s chicanery and its wanton disrespect and disregard for United Nations resolutions and decisions.
Ghana must protest through its mission in the UN and the Israeli representative in Ghana by asking that the renaming of the road is a dishonour to our distinguished son and must be reversed forthwith. We cannot be seen to be supporting an illegality anywhere in the world even if the perpetrator is our friend. We must rather use our friendship and our good relationship with the government and people of Israel to nudge them in the right direction of respecting international law and international public opinion.
The Ghana Armed Forces must have known the history of the Golan Heights and must surely protest the dishonour that this action does to its image. We are recognised as among the top UN member nations that contribute hugely to UN peace missions across the world. We must not be dishonoured in this way.
We don’t need honour from a basically dishonourable principle. We must reject this dishonour as a matter of principle and also as our added contribution to global peace and security.
(The writer is a governance and public policy analysts in London)
Good, you need first of all in this current situation embrace an intellectual preparation, seriously guided by the bitter experiences of the past to improve upon any move toward a search for political power. We are not crying over split milk-l must say, because the damage caused by sending this Country back in decades is worth diagnosing everyday, because the traitors took calculus, tact and systematic moves to destroy our Nation. Hence, the need to be equipped with a defined type of ideological preparation to find sustainable solutions to the wickedness caused by the traitors.
The damage is not only deep ,very vast and runned our Country back into decades of retrogressiveness and so that must be noted.We can’t just run for an election, simply because others are doing so, we are not prepared within this calendar period of other political parties and their primaries, because we are ideologically apart,however it may be later and -yes, regarding the relationship between similar progressive establishments.
Furthermore, neo-colonial entities and their activities shouldn’t drive or compel others to do same. Each have their various programs of action which is their rights to pursue. Those who really believe in the ideals and values of Nkrumaism ought to carefully identify themselves first, map out certain things to ensure a solid common ground. We are still in a revitalization stages and still the SPIRIT OF NKRUMAH IS BACK.
The danger is with political power ,without a prepared ideologically grounded human resources, you stand to mess up- big time than the TRAITORS. That is why like minded progressives ought to converge shape and ensure without fail the desires of the people.
A brightly illuminating Nkrumaist front, must have a different paradigm of political activism in Ghana. Nkrumah said -self Government Now-which was a departure from what the businessmen advocated. A new Nkrumaist MOVEMENT, must not fall into the trap of the contemporary conventional way of doing politics in Ghana. That of the Nkrumaist must be more productive and indeed path the way to address the basic needs of the many suffering people of our Country and Africa at large. The Nkrumaist activism must be totally different from the neo-colonial-deceptive pattern of politics.
1-Nkrumah was trained at the Amissano Catholic Seminary before proceeding to Achimota;
2-After Achimota he became a catechist/ headmaster at Axim;
3-He was a lay preacher whilst a student at Lincoln University
4-Conscienceism addresses the African beliefs to Marxism;
5-Above all Nkrumaism focused on the HUMAN BEINGS and not PROFIT.
TRUST AND LOYALTY can be restored if Our Father’s House is cleansed of all the treacherous influences of Tsikata and his acolytes. But we must be truthful to ourselves that Tsikata, Botsio and Tettegah destroyed the CPP and went ahead to again corrupt and destroy the TUC. They did not stop there as the (P)NDC set up the Divestiture Implementation Committee with PV Obeng, Ahwois and Ebo Tawiah as successive chairs to destroy the material foundations of the CPP as embodied in the job creating industrial and agricultural combines. This is the crux of the matter which must not be swept under the carpet.
The essential material conditions of life that the CPP created were purposefully destroyed by the Tsikatas/Rawlings/Ahwois Mafioso Cabal and their criminal entrepreneurial cartels. Transparency and accountability are therefore critical here.
If it is being affirmed that “KN is dead” it should not be difficult to accept also that the CPP is dead. Both KN and CPP have been downed by the “cancer of betrayal”. Such is the reality facing us.
What is so wrong therefore if the cupboards full of skeletons are being exposed to the younger generation? What FIRE TV is doing is exposing the industrial, manufacturing and agricultural skeletons that must not be swept under the carpet or kept hidden in the cupboards.
The Osɔfo Kyiriabosom is using his FIRE TV station to awaken Ghanaians to the evil minds and hands behind the economic genocide. Has Kagame swept under the carpet or hidden in cupboards the skulls and skeletons of the Rwanda genocide? It is only by Facing Reality that has enabled Rwanda to move Forward Ever.
FIRE TV HAS BECOME THE RED COCKEREL crowing to awaken and expose Ghanaians to the Marcus Garvey maxim that: If We Did It Before We Can Do It Again. What Osɔfo Kyiriabosom is preaching transparently is this: If Nkrumah Did It We Can Do It Again!!
Let us not forget that before Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrew came on the scene there were TV stations owned by Comrades Kwaw Ansah, Kwabena Duffuour, Papa Kwesi Nduom and Kwesi Pratt. ©Addai-Sebo
It takes real revolutionaries and those who care about the future to lift their bold souls to expose, oppose and depose. We have been deceived in a gargantuan fashion, especially when awards were given to brainwash our minds to think that those awards were meritorious. Surrogates and praise singers have benefited big time out of such diabolical assignments. Oh, what did Nkrumah do to deserve these wicked plans towards his life, simply because he anchored on an ideology to free his people from the shackles of slavery, colonialism, neo colonialism and neo slavery.
This is the time to examine the unfolding facts and picture those in the fore front of our current struggle and critique ourselves as to whether or not they are for a sincere and genuine cause. We need more of the facts to guide and give direction to the intriguing Pan African and National questions. Can we now examine the effects of the substance contained in that powerful historical narrative?. We have suffered enough.
Like minded progressives ought to learn from any given historical antecedence and that is a fact. Our learning curve is indeed embedded with TRUTH and no MISCONCEPTIONS. This platform is equally a PUBLIC SPACE and so any adverse materials to what is availed, should boldly be written and distributed, until then what we are seeing is the TRUTH.
If someone do not claim any Nkrumaist background, then that makes the matter worth intriguing and fact finding, and so let’s all be alert and better watch out-. No matter the situation, what is known to be the TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH will oneday emerge. In a particular period of our history, a number of souls will still be alive to narrate to an audience, what transpired during and after the dark day in Ghana.
Interestingly, June Milne- a sympathiser and a truthful friend of Africa, let me simply say, an AFRICAN HEROINE, had she not intervened during the military uprising in Guinea to collect Nkrumah’s written materials, we would have completely forgotten them written by the GREATEST AFRICAN. We should appreciate any tangible information worth shaping the future.
Are we satisfied with where we are today as a Country? the question that will arise is-what REALLY WENT WRONG?. The TRUTH must and will be TOLD, be it written or oral with a revolutionary BOLDNESS devoid of TIMIDITY.
FRAPP wishes to inform all panafricanists, panafricanist movements and internationalists who have always promoted the independence of the African continent and encouraged the practice of solidarity among Africans, descent africans and internationalists, wherever they are in the world, from the arbitrary detention of our pan-Africanist, anti-imperialist comrade and member of FRAPP FRANCE GO AWAY Guy Marius Sana.
Guy Marius Sagna currently arbitrarily arrested, indignantly placed under arrest warrant since July 19 for “false alert to terrorism”. Activist and human rights militant, Guy M. .sagna is a leading figure in the struggle against imperialism, poor governance and the sell-off of our economy by Western powers.
Aware of the importance of North-South relations and the lack of balance they suffer, Guy Marius Sagna is a recognized player in all initiatives able to defend the ideals of a totally free and truly independent Africa, makes him the standard bearer of AAR LI NU BOKK platform set up since the big scandal oil and gas accusing President Macky Sall and his brother and relayed by the British channel BBC.
It is Tuesday, July 16, 2019 that four (04) elements of the research section of the Colobane gendarmerie came to take Guy Marius Sagna in the premises where the organization Frapp / France GO AWAY holds its meetings at Dieuppeul.
At the gendarmerie, the investigating gendarmes told him that it was the prosecutor who instructed them to go pick him to ask him to explain two posts he published the day before on Facebook and which refer to “plateaux hospitaliers vétustes of Senegal.
At the insistence of the agent, Guy Marius Sagna replied that he did not have to explain the opinions he expressed on Facebook, and that if he broke the law, that he notify the offense. No offense has been notified to him. For three days they withheld him and were looking for another offense. They finally fabricated an offense: “false alert to terrorism”!
On 19 July 2019, they took advantage of the moment when all Senegalese were focused on the game of the final of the African Football Cup between Senegal and Algeria to stealthily place Guy Marius Sagna under a deposit mandate.
In fact, it should be noted that the accusation is based only on the opening statement of Frapp France GO AWAY’s press conference held two days earlier, July 15, 2019.
1 – This text has not been shared by Guy Marius Sagna on his Facebook page;
2 – It is the Frapp, legal person, who is the author of the text, and not Guy Marius Sagna intuiti personae;
3 – Guy Marius Sagna was not the presidium at this press conference, as you can check on the images relayed by the bodies that made the media coverage;
4 – Guy Marius Sagna is a member of the Frapp. but he is not the coordinator of the organization;
5 – No other member of the organization Frapp France GO AWAY has been summoned or questioned on this text.
The movement FRAPP, is an anti-imperialist movement that has the right to prevent and create awareness among fellow citizens against the sneaky attitude of France imperialist country.
Art 25-3 of the Constitution of Senegal recognizes the right of every citizen to defend the homeland against aggression. it is strong of this right, that the movement FRAPP exercised its duty of warning and denouncing from an analysis of the French military presence in Mali and the exit of the French Minister of the Interior held in Dakar.
FRAPP expressed itself as follows:
- about the MP for Benno Bokk Yaakaar, Khoureichi Niass who, to justify the concession by the State of Senegal oil blocks to the French company Total and explain the quarrel between the energy minister resigned and President Macky Sall , affirmed that: “It isFrance that colonized us for more than two centuries.and France never thought that Senegal could dispose of oil, gas, or other resources. She thought that Senegal was limited to fishing, farming, begging and breeding. but we woke up one day and we discover that Senegal has oil and gas and many other resources. Of course, it is necessary that France comes to claim its share. when France came to ask for an area for exploration, if President Macky Sall refused to grant him this, France would open the doors of Senegal to the rebels of Mali, it would also rearm the Casamance rebels and created other problems in the country “;- the statements of Christophe Castaner, French Minister of the Interior, visiting Senegal, who stated bluntly that “terrorism is present in Senegal”.
- the observation made by Malian citizens that despite the multitude and number of forces deployed to counter terrorism, it was not backing down;
- various testimonies and memoirs of French politicians, contained in documentaries, and establishing their participation in what can be described as abominable acts towards Africa,
Frapp therefore exercised this right to defend the motherland, by preventively alerting its compatriots by a declaration on the different implications of these various objective observations.
Marius Sagna, who could not be incriminated on the basis of his personal posts, was finally for “false alert to terrorism” on the pretext of the press conference and the declaration of FRAPP. As notified by his lawyers, his arbitrary detention is obvious ,since this declaration could in no way be attributed to him personally, just as it could not be described, as it was, as a “false alert to terrorism”Now that you can see with us the arbitrariness and abuse of power of his detention, we are sure that you will be able to help the one who can legitimately be considered one of the most active panafricanist activists in the world. African continent by demanding by all means where you are his IMMEDIATE AND TOTAL RELEASE.
Knowing your commitment to the rule of law, democracy and pan-African and internationalist solidarity, receive our pan-Africanist and internationalist greetings.
Done at Dakar on July 30, 2019.