I am very sad today to the point of tears, I had to restrain myself, but not after I wept inside, I am equally mad at the neglect of Madam Elizabeth Asantewaa, the sixty-five-year old woman, who got blown away by a bomb in a bouquet she was to present to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1964.
If you are a member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) or ever profess of being a Nkrumahist, please bow down your head in shame. Dr. Nkrumah, will be turning in his grave at the unfortunate condition that, this woman, who virtually sacrificed her life for our first President and founder.
I am mad at so many people in the CPP, but I am madder at two gentlemen, who are more Nkrumahist than Dr. Kwame Nkrumah himself, these two gentlemen, who have at different times in their lives fraternized with the two formidable parties in the country i.e. the New Patriotic party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and so have had so much influence to impact the life of Elizabeth Asantewaa.
Mr Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing editor of the Insight, who for some time now, as a member of the Socialist Forum organizes lectures on March 6, every year to commemorate our Independence Day to tell Ghanaians what we already know of. He is a very astute journalist, with years of experience; he was at the forefront for the restoration of multi-party democracy, which finally came to being in 1992.
He is a Nkrumahist by birth and has remained true to his ideals, until now when I am beginning think that in his heart, he is nothing more than any other party, but CPP. Trust me to hear Kwesi Pratt’s voice on all the radio stations in Ghana, lambasting and chastising had it been someone who belonged to the two main political parties.
He is someone you would refer to as the critic’s critic, he has found a job in criticizing everybody to the extent that he has forgotten to remove the specks from his eyes.
Elizabeth Asantewaa, has been living in a deplorable and inhumane condition, Kwesi Pratt, has sat on television and radio, and made reference to the Kulungugu bombing, accusing the United Party (UP), now NPP of masterminding that attack, yet the victim of that heinous crime is dying slowly and nobody seem to care.
Kweku Baako Jnr, Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, the man with all the documents in this world, someone you might say lives for the downtrodden, he loves this country with all his heart and mind, a pragmatic supporter of the New Patriotic Party, who will always jump to the defense of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, although I question his loyalty to his birth party, the CPP.
He has the capacity to intercept any document; he has interest in and can have access to the bedroom of former President, Jerry John Rawlings, his adversary, Mr Baako, cannot convince me that he has no knowledge of the condition of this woman.
About three weeks or so ago, he was on air, enumerating what the organizers of “Kume Peko”, had done or were doing for the victims of that demonstration shooting. Although, he admits that they probably have not done enough.
When the news of this woman’s condition broke, I am yet to hear either Comrade Kwesi Pratt or Kweku Baako Jnr, say what they had done for the woman or would do for her.
They both have what it takes to solicit for funds to help mitigate the suffering of the innocent woman, who have been neglected by her country.
The children of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, the rolling stone, who has insulted every President we have had. The history of this country cannot be lost on him; he knew how the life of his father was threatened and that the girl then, who took the bullet for the father was alive and probably needed help.
Samia Nkrumah, the Chairperson of the Convention Peoples Party, who is considered magnanimous, with cool head, could not even do better than her brother. To think that the CPP, could organize demonstrations pressing home their demand for the return of their confiscated properties, yet could not advocate for this poor woman.
We are a nation and a people, who do not honour our heroes, people who sacrifice their lives so that you and I, could have a better life.
Comrade Kwesi Pratt and Kweku Baako Jnr, it is time to stand up and be counted, Elizabeth Asantewaa, needs your help, she wants you to extend your kindness to her. If you cannot advocate for her, how do you expect us to take you serious, when you shout your lungs out, about caring for us.
The socialism you preach is anchored on being your brother’s keeper, you can start with this woman, she does not need much, a little of what you eat is all she ask of you.