In the wake of fallen of the Ghana Cedi and the economy, the Kwame Nkrumah Inspired Citizens Movement has called on the National Administration to employ a high sense of statesmanship to save the country?s economy by implementing the 7years Development Plan initiated by the first President Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah.
Addressing a press conference in Accra yesterday, the Chairman of the Movement Mr. Dr. Maxwell Kofi Awuku noted that the plan provides the blueprint for the future progress and development of Ghana and that it is a programme of Social and Economic Development based on the use of Science and Technology to revolutionize the country?s agriculture and industry.
He charged President John Dramani Mahama to look for Dr. Kwame Nkrumah?s 7years Development Plan which will go a long way to help him to tackle the fallen standard of the Cedi and put the economy on track.
Dr. Awuku also stressed that the 7years Development Plan lays its greatest emphasis on the modernization of agriculture and the most rapid expansion of industrial activity in Ghana.
?The essential aim of the Plan is to provide for all the people in Ghana who are able and willing to work, the opportunity for employment at a high level of productivity. Only in this way can the standard of living of the masses of the African people be raised to a level consistent with the human dignity of the man of the Twentieth century,? he said.
He emphasized that without implementing the said Plan, successive governments cannot at any point of time achieve social-economic development in this country and called on the youth to rise up and demand from government to fall on the said Plan in administering the country.
?Members of the National Assembly, 1964, the year in which we launched the Seven-Year Development Plan, will be hailed as the turning point in the history of Ghana. In a little over a year from now, we shall be generating electricity from the Volta River Project to feed our expanded factories throughout the country.
??.The Kwame Nkrumah Steel Works in Tema will soon be completed. The Habour itself is being extended to meet the needs of our expanded economy and in Tema, a growing number of industrial projects are already in production and more are being established,? he said.
Dr. Awuku bemoans the situation currently in the country where Ghanaians are complaining bitterly and playing blame games, saying that the partisan approach to national issues will not help the country to grow.
?What Ghana should clamour about is the adoption and implementation of the Seven-Year Development Plan. ?Nobody should blame the current administration as being the cause of our woes. All Ghanaians should be blamed for lacking the courage to come out with the truth-the abandonment of the PLAN-as the cause of our woes.?