“Ghana is a failed state with great potential” — Onzy Nkrumah

Disqualified CPP Flagbearer aspirant, Dr. Onzy Nkrumah, has described Ghana as a failed state, fifty-nine years after Independence. He said this on Saturday, 5th March 2016 edition of Prime FM’s current affairs programme, Wonsom Wonsom, hosted by Onua Kojo Nkansah as a special guest.

Mincing no words, the disputed “second son” of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the founder of modern Ghana, who was born ten days after Ghana gained Independence from the Great Britain on 6th March, 1957, posited that, “Ghana is well endowed but is not well managed. If we think we are doing well then we are deceiving ourselves.”

He touted his father’s achievements saying, “within eight years or few months that my father was serving this nation, this nation actually achieved incredible achievements…that is the normal period of any president now.”

Further, he challenged Ghanaians to mention one head of state after Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who achieved one-tenth of his achievements. “How many presidents managed to do one-tenth of what Kwame Nkrumah did? Just name one,” he challenged.

When the host drew his attention to the achievements of former Heads of State General Kutu Acheampong and Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings, he said he had a lot of respect for both, but insisted they did nothing worthy of note when they were in charge of Ghana.
“With all due respect, apart from giving away all these factories and…the Ghana Airways and the Shipping line, the skeletons that were struggling to survive, he [Rawlings] helped them to finish them off. He would not dare to say he had succeeded.”
“He wanted to do well but had no idea what to do,” he added.

He likened the ruling NDC to a Frankenstein monster that has become an albatross around Ghana’s neck. “It only knows how to mobilize to win elections”. “It [NDC] has no soul. It has no vision therefore and it has no specific agenda apart from achieving power and staying in power for as long as possible for the benefit of the few,” he said.

On the way forward for Ghana he said, “it’s a good thing that we return to democracy. The real hope we have now is democracy. The second is, we have to keep hope alive. We mustn’t give up because we cannot produce anything.”

Source: Stephen Agbai