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Take a Read: Ghana’s oldest female legislator alive writes to SA Prez Cyril Ramaphosa


Re: A letter in response to the article “South Africa risks Zimbabwe-style land chaos Johannesburg (South Africa), August 11”

Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa,

I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate you first, as the President of South Africa.

In reference to the article mentioned above, published by Ghanaian news publication The Daily Graphic, on Monday, August 13, 2018. I wish to commend you for the wise and bold steps you have taken and continue to take towards the total liberation of the African continent.

Africa, our God-given continent is at the crossroads and our option is clear. We cannot continue in a state where our God-given natural resources of gold, diamonds, lands, etc. continue to be exploited largely for the benefit of foreigners while the African masses continue to suffer unemployment, poverty and misery.

During the tenth anniversary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) on January 8, 1960, in a speech, Nkrumah said;

We have won the political battle, and now have plunged ourselves into the fight for economic and social reconstruction of our country. I wish to make it quite clear that this fight is tougher and far more difficult than many of us realize. This is so, not only because the enemy is intangible, invisible and impersonal but also and mainly because we must fight on several fronts.

Imperialism and colonialism die hard, and what they fail to achieve in one form they try in another. We must, therefore, be on our constant and vigilant guard against any form of subtle domination whosoever and from where so ever.”

Under our father Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s Convention People’s Party (CPP) government, I became one of the first ten female Members of Parliament in the First Republic from 1960 – February 24, 1966 Coup d’etat.

I strongly believe that the steps and progress you have been making reflect the mission expressed by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah in the statement above.

Again, your drive to unite Africa must be supported and I pray you to continue to be vigilant and wish you every success in the cause for African liberation. Thank you God bless.

Yours sincerely,

Comrade Lucy Anin.


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