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The Spirit of The Revolution Is Still Alive
 
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08-Jun-2017  
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The spirit of the revolution shall not die! On this occasion of 38th anniversary of the June 4th uprising, I salute all fellow Cadres, comrades and all those who have held on to the spirit of the revolution to date.

The June 4 revolution gave hope to our country Ghana and its institutions at the time.

Patriotisms, devotion and commitment were the virtues exhibited by men and women that eventually changed the course of our country, Ghana.

That was the day our great party, the NDC was conceived, the day that reversed the clock of economic, social and political failure.

It was through the vision and sacrifice of Ft. Lt. Jerry Rawlings and the June 4th movement that brought a clear departure from the abominable norms and disorders of our society at the time. J.J Rawlings, in fact, represents the greatest national security assets and virtue that averted total collapse of the country Ghana.

The presence of Jerry Rawlings and the June 4th Movement put a stop to all military coups in Ghana since then. And the security of Ghana was secured.

This was so because, the June 4th and the subsequent 31 December uprising was not financed by stooges - internal collaborators, and their imperialist colonial masters. In fact, it was undertaken by men of conscience, principle and integrity who were passionate of correcting the canker that was eating up our values and society at large at the time.

The economic conditions before the revolution were very much unbearable and have been described in some academic quarters as shambolic and beyond human endurance.

In fact the economic degradation that the country Ghana found itself in was due to the series of military takeovers and equally and importantly the incompetent quasi-democratic civilian regimes that were in control of the nation's affair at the time.

Today the population appear to lacking the needed confidence in the police and the military, attacking them and in some instances destroying lives and property. Who born dog! I still remember how the state of Ghana looked like before the coming of J. J. Rawlings, the modern father of Ghana. Our industries were collapsed, progressive development projects were abandoned, the Judiciary was a failure, public institutions have all stopped functioning and in fact, about 90% of our road networks were not motorable.

It took up 4 days some times to travel from Accra through Kumasi to Mim in the Brong-Ahafo region.

Those, who today, want to distant themselves from the Revolutions can, join the opposition to our party to do so. The opposition then was and still very much aware of the achievements and the significant of the June 4th Revolutions and in fact, became scared of its continuous celebration and remembrance; and so outlawed it as a public holiday. Why? They believe, showing the video of the state of Ghana before and after, on each commemoration day of the Revolution, will keep them (opposition) perpetually where they belong.

But you know what? Let us welcome all who have now seen reason or reasons to come back home. The beauty of collective accountability cannot be ignored!

But one thing remains, that 'the evolution of contemporary viable democracy in Ghana today was based on the struggles by ordinary people led by Flt Lt J. J. Rawlings for political space and voice, initially on a non-partisan basis under the PNDC, and subsequently, in a constitutional framework of multiparty democracy under a government of the NDC.

Constitutional democracy, thus emerged on the bedrock of commitment by ordinary people to work hard to produce the nation's wealth, to uphold truth, abhor corruption, and distribute the benefits of hard work equitably for the greater, social and economic wellbeing of all Ghanaians'.

As we commemorate the event, let us all again cast our mind back and renew once again our commitment, dedication and patriotism to mother Ghana as envisaged by the spirits of the Revolution.

Long Live Ghana

Long Live Founder J.J. Rawlings

Long Live NDC


 
 
 
Source: Alexander Bediako
 
 

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