Osagyefo you turned 112 years in your grave today but the land you were first buried at is in a fresh Coup d’état. It is not at ease in Northern Cameroon, 60% of the resources of Kenneth David Kaunda’s Zambia is owned by the Chinese, it’s also bleeding in South Sudan the youngest country in Africa. Osagyefo, here in your own country has been known for high unemployment, value is not added to our resources, as today happens to be your birthday there is also a fix the country demonstration in Takoradi.
Africa continues to punch below her weight politically, economically and socially. In 2013, the 54 Head of States in Africa met in Addisa Abba, Ethiopia to draft “Africa Agenda 2063. It was pronounced in the agenda that by 2020, all the guns in Africa should be silent, my fellow Africans will bear witness if the guns are indeed silenced. The 15 ECOWAS nations intended to have one common currency by 2020, but that nice idea was hijacked by the neo-colonial project you spoke about in your speech in 1963 in Addisa Abba.
Osagyefo as I listen and read your three of your power speeches, 1958 Accra -Ghana,1960 Casablanca -Morocco and in 1963 Addisa Abba -Ethiopia. You cajoled the leaders at that time the need to unite Africa or we will be vulnerable to the neo-colonial project as individual States. The great Osagyefo, those words are fresh and evergreen as if they were spoken yesterday.
The great Osgyefo, today I beseech you to visit our leaders in Africa in their dreams with your vision and your sense of agency to Unite Africa.