Ghana to host 60th anniversary of All African Conference

By Staff Reporter

 

Ghana will host an All -African People’s Conferences in December to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first 1958 conference held under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah

And Socialist Party (Zambia) spokesperson Fr Richard Luonde expressed optimism that the conference would discuss the many challenges faced by the African continent.

The first conference sponsored by the Institute of African Studies shall take place between December 5-8 at the University of Ghana while the second conference being organised by the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Centre and the Pan-African Federalist Movement shall take place from December 8-13.

 

And in a phone interview with NewsdayZambia.com, Fr Luonde explained that Africans were faced with a lot of challenges which needed to be addressed by such progressive platforms.

“Those in power are no longer on the side of a common man in Africa,” Fr. Luonde  said. “Africans are being mistreated by fellow Africans”.

 

He called for a compete paradaigm shift in addressing African problems which had dogged the continent for many years despite it being wealth in natural resources compared to other continents.

 

“If we don’t change African will still remain backwards,” he said.

 

In December 1958, Kwame Nkrumah convened the All African people conference to critically consider the questions of African liberation and unity. Over 60 activists groups, freedom fighter organisations, liberation movements and trade unions from 28 countries from all over the world attended the conference and it had massive impact on the liberation struggle.

However, the African unity is yet to be achieved.