THE COALITION FOR GHANA’S INDEPENDENCE NOW
A revolutionary greetings to every Ghanaian especially the youth, whose present and future are about to be sold out by the government of Ghana. We would want to use this opportunity to thank all Ghanaians who saw the need to support us in the year 2015 when the government of the day led by H.E John Dramani Mahama wanted to use Ghanaians as guinea pigs during the lab manufacture Ebola outbreak.
Through your support, the message that, the government was about to commit a crime against her citizens was understood by every well-meaning Ghanaian and the government through the ministry of health had no choice than to halt the criminal, unethical Ebola vaccine trials in Ghana.
Once again today, Ghana is at the cross-road to be officially and finally sold out to foreign co-operation by killing indigenous companies and industries which has the potential to make our country a truly independent country as against this neo-colonial state.
If you want to know how rich or poor a country is find out how many industries or companies are owned by the natives, that been said, we are not in any way saying or suggesting that there should not be foreign owned companies in Ghana but, the government must have and put in place a practical and deliberate policies to make sure local industries have advantage and a better standing to compete well.
But that is not what the people of Ghana see year in year out, election in election out, party in party out the government of Ghana over the years is ruling the country just like the colonial rulers did or even worst than a colonial government will do.
THE PRESIDENT OF GHANA NANA AKUFU ADDO HAS DEMONSTRATED THE LOWEST LEVEL OF INTEGRITY TO THE LOCAL INDUSTRY AND THE GOOD PEOPLE OF GHANA.
On November 30th 2017, our President made a statement which suggested a bit of hope to the local industrial community which was captured by the Dailyguideafrica.com with the caption: “I Won’t Repeat Nkrumah’s Industrialization Mistakes –Nana”
According to our President, Kwame Nkrumah made a big mistake by creating over 300 industries which was state owned instead of private owned, so he is going to make sure his industrialization program is led and owned by private individuals but one thing the President did not make Known to Ghanaians was, his industrial strategy was going to be led by foreign companies who are going to take almost 100% of their profit out of the country there by increasing capital flight.
It is said that action speak louder than words and our president Nana Addo has done exactly that, by signing an MOU with VW when a local car manufacturing company, KANTANKA is seeking the same offer from the government. We at the coalition for Ghana’s Independence Now have no better words to describe what the government has done than to call it a back-stabbing of KANTANKA by Nana Addo.
We were shocked to find out that government charges import duties on the made in Ghana car by KANTANKA and while we were trying to be school by economic experts on why an import duty must be charged on a locally manufactured product, KANTANKA and the people of Ghana were slapped with the most insensitive and indifferent act of bacterial ever in the history of Ghana with this VW MOU.
GOVERNMENT MUST ESTABLISH MENZGOLD RATHER THAN ANTAGONIZING THEM
The issues about MenGold is quite complex but we believe that if government is ready to create more jobs, then this is an existing one, created by a Ghanaian and only needs a legal feet to stand rather than government helping to collapse it. Government’s inability to make menzGold remain operational will demonstrate how uncreative our government is and a deliberate killing of locally owned companies only to serve foreign interest which only benefit few people in the country.
We cannot call on government to sustain MenzGold without condemning the unprofessional behavior of representatives of MenzGold who maltreated some female journalist who went to their office to solicit for information. CGIN is asking MenzGlod and for that matter all Ghanaian owned companies to professionally train the gate keepers of their companies as such incidents can easily destroy their companies reputation and kill confidence in local institutions.
ATTACK ON MENZGOLD OR KANTANKA IS AN ATTACK ON THE ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE YOUTH OF GHANA
The Ghanaian youth must not see this deliberate frustration these two companies are going through as that of their own but rather that of ours. Because if we are able to secure and protect these two companies, the generational benefits will come to us and our children’s children.
As our name suggest, we would want every Ghanaian youth to understand that, Ghana is now politically and economically dependent, in other words, Ghana as you see today is not independent politically and economically it does not matter which party or president is in power.
These attacks on local institutions like MenzGold, KANTANKA and many others are the signs that our elected leaders right after election do not see themselves as one of us Ghanaians and therefore do their best in serving foreign interest there by behaving like illegitimate unelected government.
We therefore call on all Ghanaians who think about the future of this country to use every means possible to let government know that we have seen where their interest lays and their interest has got nothing to do with Ghana but, outside masters.
The youth of Ghana must know that our government over the years come to power to create jobs and opportunities for already developed nations and it is our duty to fight for the few individuals who are venturing to make sure some jobs are created in the country for us.
If you are finding it difficult to understand why the government you voted for would rather create jobs for other countries go read about the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) signed by the former president John Dramani Mahama and his NDC government which allows the European Union to bring 75% of their goods and service including banks and all other financial institution but our governments neither the NPN nor the NDC is ready to create a level play grounds for local institutions to even survive locally not to talk of exporting themselves.
It is often said that, both the NDC and NPP do not continue project started by the other but, that is not true they do continue projects and policies, the only truth in the above perception is that these two parties do not continue projects that will benefit the Ghanaians but rather any project or policies which are inimical to the people of Ghana are always continued one of such policies is the EPA signed by President Mahama and Nana Akufu Addo and his NPP have done nothing about it rather they are implementing it and physical evidence of it is the MOU signed between Ghana and VW.
As we stated earlier, when Nana Addo said he is not going to let his government follow industrialization policy of state owned industries we knew there and then that he has failed before he could start because, if you will follow the Ghanaian politics of the NDC and NPP, you will realize that they both run a confused directionless systems of government.
It is ironic to see a government who does not believe in a state owned industries go to bring another industry owned by another country like VW and the Chines truck manufacture who are both state owned.
Now is it clear that Ghana is a neo-colonial state irrespective of which party is in power and the sign of a neo-colonial government is that most policies they bring out further kills locally owned industries because the decisions are not made or suggested by the Ghanaian leaders you elected be it NPP or NDC rather, the people who take the most important decisions on your behave are not Ghanaians therefore, they take decision which will help their countries instead of your Ghana.
And the only way to fight your economic and political independence back is to have Ghanaian owned companies and industries standing tall and that is why we at the coalition for Ghana’s Independence Now are STANDING WITH MenGold and KANTANKA automobile company.
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