The Upper East Branch of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has called for the celebration of Dr. Hilla Liman, President of the Third Republic of Ghana, as a national hero.
“January 23, 2010 marked the 12th anniversary of the death of Dr. Liman”, and that because the day is easily swept aside and forgotten about without regard for his contribution towards nation building saddens many.”
In a Press Release issued and signed by the Upper East Branch Secretary of the Party, Mr. Henry Fatchu and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga, the party scolded past Governments for their inability to mark the anniversary celebration of the death of Dr. Hilla Liman.
The release explained that no matter how short Dr. Liman’s Administration was, “he had his footprints in the sand of Ghanaian Politics which had served as a benchmark for other leaders of the country to aspire to”.
According to the release, “His legacy for non-fraudulent actions should not be forgotten. For instance, the late President personally wrote a letter to all his appointees reminding them of the code of conduct and asked them to shun ostentatious life-style and to live moderate lives”.
It noted that the late President foresaw the contribution of agriculture to the nation’s development and that had drawn up plans to introduce a two-year crash programme for Agriculture just at the time his was violently overthrown and said if his plans were implemented, the country would not suffer hunger, disease, poverty and want any day.
The leadership of the PNC would embark on reconstruction and organization of the Party structures to capture political power in 2012 to implement the unfinished agenda of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Dr. Liman.
The floating voters were now becoming many and frustrated as the NPP and NDC Governments had failed to fulfil their promises made to the electorate in Ghana, the release said.