Where do we go from here_ _ feature article 2017-01-29

Up went the red, gold and green flag of the new independent nation with the black star in the middle. Landscape design ideas for small backyards The Gold Coast was gone from the surface of the earth. Irrigation methods in india In its place, the new Ghana.

We had a visionary leader in Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah who pushed Ghana to its limits to achieve some level of industrialisation, with Akosombo providing the energy we needed to power our industries. Softball pitching We had factories spread all over the country – GIHOC industries, Kade Match Factory, Abosso Glass Factory, the Kumasi Shoe Factory, Cement and Citrus factories in Takoradi, Pwalugu Tomato Factory, the Akasanoma factory in Accra and the sugar factories at Komenda and Asutsuare among others.

Nkrumah believed that what the West took centuries to achieve should take us only decades to accomplish. Espn ncaa baseball scores Indeed, in those early years of independence, there was hope for Ghana that she would make it.

We started off at the same level with Malaysia and Singapore and almost at par with Korea, Thailand and other emerging centuries in Asia such as Indonesia. Basketball wives la cast Despite our small size and small population, we were recognised as a country with a very bright future.

In addition to the resources we could boast of, human and natural, we also had our own State Construction Corporation (SCC), State Housing Corporation (SHC), and other indigenous construction companies such as A. Basketball positions and what they do Lang, Taysec and others to take care of our infrastructure development. Pitch dark chocolate It was rare to see foreign companies imported to handle our major road or building constructions.

Unfortunately, whereas those countries we were at par with 60 years ago have enjoyed relative political stability, we have not been so lucky. Landscape products Malaysia and those Asian tigers have left us far behind.

The cause of our woes can be attributed to the political instability that we experienced in the first 40 years or so of our existence. Garden of the gods The rule of Kwame Nkrumah, which we now call the First Republic, lasted only nine years with his overthrow on February 24, 1966, the first military intervention in our history.

There were several attempts to counter the putsch of 1966 which resulted in casualties. Paintball fields near me The National Liberation Council (NLC) finally handed over to the Progress Party of Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia that convincingly won the 1969 election. Land scaping Unfortunately, the Second Republic lasted only 27 months and was removed by then Col. Asphalt 8 mod apk Ignatius Kutu Acheampong and his National Redemption Council (NRC) that put paid to our second attempt at constitutional democratic rule on January 23, 1972.

Admittedly, the period of the NRC Supreme Military Council (SMC) I and SMC II witnessed some relative peace and infrastructural development. Funny softball pics However, the attempt by now Gen. Diy outdoor furniture Acheampong to perpetuate his rule through UNIGOV ended that experiment with the arrival of Flt. Little league baseball ages Lt. Garden centre london ontario J. Basketball wives la season 5 episode 4 J. Sales pitch synonym Rawlings and his AFRC on June 4, 1979 who claimed that they were in power to clean the stable before handing over power back to civilians.

After only three months, Rawlings handed over power to the Peoples National Party (PNP) led by Dr Hilla Limann on September 24, 1979 following his party’s victory in the June 1979 general elections.

Again, after only 27 months, Rawlings was back in power, having overthrown the constitutionally elected government of the PNP on December 31, 1981. Baseball teams in chicago The former Air Force man was to remain in power as a military leader till January 7, 1993 when he was sworn in as the first constitutionally elected President of the Fourth Republic, having ruled for more than 11 years, surviving several attempts to remove him from office.

I have narrated all these political events to show how unstable Ghana was politically from birth to January 1993. Landscape products bath pa During this period, Ghana ceased to be a dominant force on the continent, seemingly groping in the dark. Softball canada rules We appeared to have lost our identity in the comity of nations. Baseball teams in ohio Nothing seemed to be moving for us as a nation. Tropical garden design ideas It was just a struggle for power between military and civilians.

Fortunately for us as a nation, the Fourth Republic had been a different ball game all together. Professional landscape architect For the past 24 years, we have enjoyed political stability we never saw in the almost four decades of nationhood. Lattice energy definition All the respect and goodwill we used to enjoy in the early days of independence are certainly back.

Today, we are hailed as the oasis of peace in our sub-region and the beacon of democracy on the continent. Baseball games near me This, therefore, is the time for us to assert ourselves and build a prosperous nation in which we shall all be proud.

We can really make it if we can do away with certain things that have been a canker in this Fourth Republic. Obama first pitch First is the winner-takes-all syndrome that has seen Ghana polarised along the political divide. Pitching grips There is too much partisanship that does not create a sense of belonging for about half of the population.

The time has come for us to break the cycle of seizure of public toilets, tollbooths and some state institutions as soon as there is a change of government. Little league football near me We have all agreed that two wrongs don’t make a right and we can’t pay evil with evil.

Our new President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has a legacy to bequeath this nation. Facebook app not working At his age, he has nothing to lose but rather more to gain if in the next four years he can embark on a mission to build a very prosperous nation.

Nana will have to take us back to the days when the State Construction Corporations and State Housing Corporations were at the forefront of our infrastructural development. Sprinkler warehouse coupon code What has happened to all the engineers, mechanical, electrical and building we have been producing over the years? Where are they and what are they doing?

They find it more convenient to travel abroad and work for other countries. Garden snakes eat That’s why Ghanaian professionals are found in every corner of the earth working for other countries, doing wonders, even at NASA.

It was only patriotism that made somebody such as Prof. Baseball pitcher quotes Kwabena Frimpong Boateng to leave his lucrative job in Germany to return home to set up the National Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle Bu against all odds which is the only one of its kind in our sub-region, giving succour to many across the continent.

Today, our environment is being decimated, probably beyond repairs because of the operations of those involved in galamsey. Landscape supply portland Our water bodies are being destroyed by the youth and the Chinese who are exploiting what they realise to be our poverty in the midst of plenty.

Nana has promised to create more jobs. Cottage garden design The youth need gainful employment to take them from the streets and galamsey and even criminal activities and make them better and more useful citizens.

Ghana certainly belongs to us all irrespective of our political lineage. Ancestry dna Everyone of us must have a sense of belonging. Fantasy football 2016 The national cake must be shared in such a way that every Ghanaian must enjoy a piece of it.

With the pronouncements of Nana since his victory at the polls, he should be able to unite the whole country and lay the foundation for a very prosperous nation.