|Prof. Mutambara Lauds Ghana|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 09:00|
The Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Prof. Arthur Mutambara, yesterday, lauded Ghana for being the front runner in African liberation and multi-party democracy and condemned the Central Intelligence Agency and its Ghanaian collaborators for the overthrow of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Prof. Mutambara said the struggle begun by Dr Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, would have seen the African continent become an integrated whole if his efforts were not truncated by the forces of imperialism.
He said Dr Nkrumah was removed from power because the forces of imperialism were aware that a strong and economically successful Africa posed a serious threat to their economic survival.
Prof. Mutambara, therefore, stressed the need to groom new leaders to take up the challenge of working together for African unity and integration.
Prof. Mutambara was speaking at a news conference in Accra, as a follow up to the Democracy Lecture delivered the previous day and to deepen the interaction between him and the media.
He noted that without peace, there could be no development and that peace could only come about when the national agenda was driven by the national interest rather than the political party interest.
Turning to the media, Prof. Mutambara said press freedom did not mean that the media should be anti-government and that the state media should not be docile and overlook the mistakes of government.
Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)