On the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, the Committee for Joint Action (CJA) salutes the founding fathers of the Republic who made tremendous sacrifices to free our people from the tentacles of oppression and exploitation.

We also salute the working people: farmers, commercial drivers, health workers, teachers, civil servants and all those whose continued sacrifices have sustained the independence project.

As we celebrate 57th years of nationhood, we are mindful of the blatant attempts by negative forces to roll back the gains of independence and to return Ghana to the gambling house of neo-colonial exploitation.

 The CJA notes that corruption continues to be an obstacle to the extent that it siphons vital resources for national development into the pockets of the elite and contributes to the denial of access to important social services to the people.

 We applaud the Chief Justice for establishing the Financial Court to deal with cases of corruption unearthed by the Auditor- General and the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament. This is a step in the right direction which would contribute to the fight against corruption.

 The CJA calls on all the people of Ghana to insist on the application of the principles of probity, accountability and transparency in all public transactions as we celebrate the 57th anniversary of Ghana’s independence.

 Long live the independence of Ghana.



Kwasi Adu