The Convention People’s Party (CPP) says it will continue to continue to be the voice of the voiceless, champion the cause of the weakest and disadvantaged in our society despite losing its only seat in Parliament.
“We will continue to be the Social Conscience of the nation,” according to the CPP’s New Year message signed party Chairperson and Leader, Samia Yaba Nkrumah.
Read the full statement below:
CPP’s New Year message
We have entered a New Year and the Convention People’s (CPP) wishes each and every one a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Much has happened during the past twelve months with many events and incidents, which have impacted on many lives. Our hearts are with the families and friends of all the victims of accidents and tragedy.
Though we have had the all-important 6th election of our 4th Republic, some challenges remain for our democracy.By all standards however we have every reason to be thankful for good fortune in many homes, in many respects and for the continuing peace of our nation.
The aspirations of every Ghanaian can be summed up in a single sentence: to achieve a higher living standard by improving living conditions for people, and providing increased opportunities for employment.
While some have found hope, a great many more are affected by the consequences of the common evils of poverty, disease, ignorance, mismanagement and corruption. The increasing cost of living, soaring unemployment, constricting space for economic opportunities and generally economic difficulties confront the majority of Ghanaians.
Our aspirations for every citizen are for a better healthcare system, a better access to quality education and easier and equal access to opportunities, particularly for the youth.
The role of the youth in particular is critical, they must be strong, of good character, of great moral courage, humble, hardworking, polite, responsible, reliable and scrupulously honest, for these are the virtues on which we can build Ghana and make it a prosperous and happy place to live.
The Youth must remember that the world is still a parasitic one in which ten per cent of the world’s population live in luxury on the labours of the other ninety per cent. It is against this system that the CPP exists to fight.
In or out of parliament we will continue to be the voice of the voiceless, champion the cause of the weakest and disadvantaged in our society. We will continue to be the Social Conscience of the nation.
The CPP will march forward with Ghana’s youth who must at all times remember that the Convention People’s Party will stand behind them as the bulwark of their assumptions.
We must look to this New Year and in the next four years as a new age for our country, a new age to hold government truly accountable, as a new opportunity to restore hope and optimism.
As we learn from the failures of the past, we must use lessons learnt from this election to ensure that our country is taken on a path of self-reliance, self-sufficiency and away from dependency.
This is the time for everyone who loves this country to reject apathy, indecision and mismanagement and help shape in our country, an age of delivery, delivery on the basics of life.
An age where the national wealth must be built up and used for the welfare and happiness of our citizens. An age where the citizens of this country share in the economy of the country and have control over it.
True to its tradition the CPP has lead the way with women in Leadership. We will now break new ground with the youth in leadership.
We remain strong, united and determined to live up to our aims and objectives to enhance Ghana’s development and prosperity.
We wish all Ghanaians a PEACEFUL, HEALTHY, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
God bless you
God bless Ghana
Samia Yaba Nkrumah Chairperson and Leader www.conventionpeoplesparty.org