By Robert Anane on www.gna.org
Accra, June 8, GNA – The Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute (KNII) has commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, for his solidarity with Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (ADB).
Dr Benjamin Anyagre, KNII Executive Director described the former Nigerian President’s call on former African heads to stand against “unfounded” allegations as bold steps especially the unfounded allegations against Dr Adesina.
Dr Anyagre in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra noted that although some whistle blowers had alleged, that Dr Adesina violated the ADB’s code of ethics as President, an independent body had cleared Dr. Adesina through laid down processes of the Bank.
He said it was unfortunate that other international governments were calling for another independent investigation to be carried out into the same case.
“President Obasanjo has demonstrated firm Pan-African leadership by rallying his colleague past Presidents of some African states to issue a press statement to support the laid down procedures on the allegations against Dr. Adesina,” Dr. Anyagre said.
He said it was worth noting that the positive outcomes of the financial and operational exploits of Dr. Adesina, had capitulated and maintained the Bank’s triple A rating by global standards.
Dr Anyagre said the Bank’s quest to improve the quality of life of Africans, needed the ultimate grassroots support of Africa.
“Africa must rise to protect her truest rights against any alien dictatorships that seek to thwart the original goals of the Bank that were set in 1964” he said.
Dr Anyagre added that it was important that those government who are seeking to interfere, stayed off the Bank, “which was set up by Africans to protect and promote the development of Africa.”
“In view of this, the KNII humbly suggests that the ADB considers assessing the feasibility of taking advantage of the COVID-19 organic discovery in Madagascar, to develop a pan African Pharmaceutical Company, using the medicine from Madagascar as its first major product,” he said.
Dr. Anyagre said such a move would unearth and market other powerful traditional African medicines that could match or surpass products from elsewhere.
Meanwhile Former President Obasanjo’s letter recounted that Dr. Adesina have led the ADB to achieve a historic general capital increase of 155 billion dollars, the highest in the history of the bank since its establishment in 1964.
It also stated that in less than five years of Dr. Adesina’s leadership, the Bank’s investments had benefited 333 million Africans among several other achievements.
“The Bank’s governance could be hijacked from Africa, if we do not rise up to defend the ADB,” the letter stated.
If one man with guts and brains was able to achieve the above in 6 years without loans, you can divide seven by 100 men and women of the same stature and multiply it by their resolve to make it happen without fear of failure and without thinking of achieving any glories in their lifetime.
PRESS BRIEFING ON DEATH OF PRESIDENT MAGUFULI OF TANZANIA EAST AFRICA 18TH/03/2021
Today we mourn the death of a great man of our time, a man who has been an embodiment of Hope for many Africans and the kind of Leader that Africa so Much desires today, a man of the people who is not self-serving. As Africans you have filled us with confidence and dignity in ourselves, for these are values that cannot be bought with any amount of money, aid or
grants. The standard you have set is high enough for the coming youth to emulate, you have played your role and you have played it very well.
As a community of Pan-African Organisations, it will not go without mention the good works you have done in East Africa, the fight against the pandemic of Corruption as well as protecting the Public purse by downsizing on unnecessary and extravagant public servant spending.
With this you have left Tanzania in a very safe position where Infrastructure is self-financed. We call upon the Whole African Presidency to pick a leaf from the Courage with which Pres.
Mugufuli governed the country, we as the representatives of the true spirit of the African People want to Assure you that we will mobilise our African people to stand behind you against any forces foreign or otherwise that threaten to harm you. We call for Courage and Unity of Action all over the African continent for Africa needs a Double Rapid transformation Plan, this plan is available but can’t be implemented without courageous Leadership, we call for these Urgently needed Values. Courage and African Unity of Action.
The whole of Africa will always remember your contribution to this great continent that is Breaking the York of Imperialist Neocolonialism. For this, we say Rest in Eternal Power our great ancestor, and continue to empower us in this struggle against the already weakened enemy.
Directorate of Media and Public Relations
Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute (KNII)
All genuine/sincere Pan African actors with good faith/intentions ought to identify the bare fact that self-ego and search for individual fame and pride in the struggle for an industrialized and economically developed Africa-contributed greatly in the past to suppress/slow/postpone the selfless clarion call for African Union Government- NOW- By Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah In 1963.
The current Pan African CSOs, NGOs, CBOs, media , etc-as prerequisite should be-aware/carefully examine those events, guided by conscious lessons of the past -to handle-as a giant step to suppress/overcome that terrible canker/psychological disease of retrogression to ensure/pursue an ultimate desired goal of the African People’s interest/call for UNITY anchored on very huge potential benefits to the born and unborn Africans at home and in the Diaspora.
AFRICA MUST UNITE NOW .
Follow the RAPID AFRICA PLAN and Kwame Nkrumah Ideological institute in building a new Africa we want to a leading GDP of 60Trillion in less than 40 years.
By Benjamin Anyagre, DFCIMS.
In respect within historical antecedence, those to be held responsible for breaking the industrial backbone of Ghana initiated by the Government of the First Republic are without any argument, the orchestrators, perpetrators, and actors of the 1966 coup.
That historical fact, mustn’t be swept under the carpet; because that retrogressive anti Pan African exercise had/has negatively affected/ twisted the DESTINY of millions upon millions of Ghanaians and Africans.
Intriguing question?, when the NLC cowardly abrupted the CPP administration-what did they do with the numerous national assets established by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah like the rubber plantations, etc (read DARK DAYS IN GHANA ).
Comparatively, the PNDC’s rule is not to be entirely blamed for the current sad predicament of Ghana.
They had their strengths and can be credited with ensuring Ghana’s peace/ stability/democratic practices.
In fact, the progressive aspects of the PNDC within a particular time in its history strengthen the relationship between Ghana and Cuba which went dead after the 1966 Coup. That should be acknowledged.
That, rejuvenated relationship enabled some Ghanaian children to be offered scholarships to be trained in Cuba till date, just like the ANC, SWAPO, FRELIMO, SPLA, Burkinabe revolution and others.
The PNDC had its own ” blind spots ” but should one narrow it to individuals-a BIG NO .
To single out and mention names infringes on the ” Rules of Natural Justice ” and some areas of the ” Law of Tort ” on whether or not, such an act amounts to a possible character assassination .
I wish, l had mentioned names of any PNDC member- with a privilege given them here to narrate their side of the story but because of their absence here, it is not proper to do so.
Actors of the 1966 coup are those heavily responsible as the number one culprits for the current unhealthy socio-economic quagmire of our country. They pathed the way for subsequent coups in Ghana.
We should therefore not be quite on that “killer event of the NLC” which has dragged the DESTINY and FUTURE of our country BACKWARD placing Ghana in an oblivious situation.
Let’s study the roots of that repugnant evil event and probe further with this statement-that, who did they hand over to? ……get the trajectory till date—-NLM/NLC Consultants/REVISIONIST-the swift.
Let’s candidly also evaluate the PNDC era, where many progressive souls were involved at a point in time and compare with what we are seeing in Ghana now. Let’s be “sincerely sincere” devoid of ” mind games ” and ask which of the governments can be credited with rural development after the 1966 coup.
If the 66 coup plotters had at that time, quickly realised their wrong doing/sellout and pursued the policies of the CPP , Ghana would have made positive strides.
Indeed, with time, it has proven to be the opposite until some actors being hunted by their conscience- confessed in their very old age.
Perhaps they were then afraid of their strong western intelligence sponsors- who attempts to undo the enviable development records of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah and stop his Continental Union Government project.
Setting the records straight, about the government of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s excellent work for Ghana and Africa, it’s important to note that-when President Eyadema of Togo officially visited Ghana immediately after the 1966 coup, he was sent around some parts of Ghana, he saw numerous development projects- and asked- who spearheaded those projects and the reply was- Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, he was sad and said- “WHY THEN THE COUP”
He was very unhappy and did boycott a State Banquet organised in his honour at the State House and went back to Lome.
The 1966 coup should be the OUR STORY to tell; because that is the main cause of our socio-economic and political challenges- DARK DAYS IN GHANA and its still DARK until a Socialist Revolutionary Government is birthed like in Cuba, Bolivia and elsewhere.
By Benjamin Anyagre.
Prof Howard Nicholas Presenting his views on technological
Very good ingredient for developing countries; especially of AFRICA.
The wealth of information/data for GROWTH is unambiguously stated here and clear.
The rest is within the ambit of leaders eager for real economic resurrection, growth and acceleration.
The seven years development plan of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is indeed an eye-opener, very much potent and contemporary relevant as we try to imbibe, resonate and deeply reflect on the message of Prof Howard Nicholas.
By Benjamin Anyagre.