UPOV 91 (International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) is a legal convention that protects plant breeders when they create new varieties of plants. It does not protect the plants; rather it protects Intellectual Property Rights of the breeders. International agribusiness corporations want countries to pass UPOV 91-compliant laws because it means huge profits for those companies.
It would be a case of a dumb squib if all this judicial exercise to resolve the electoral aspect of our democracy should only result in the return to the externally-dictated development policy of structural adjustment and poverty reduction strategies that have persistently led to mass unemployment and impoverishment of our people.
The development achievement of the CPP that was founded on the development philosophy of Nkrumaism is incomparable. We call on the NPP to admit this; salute, stay mute and refrain from any reference to their development achievements in the presence of the CPP.
"Members of the Party must be the first to set an example of all the highest qualities in the nation. We must excel in our field of work by working really hard.
The Youth League of the Convention Peoples Party, would like to draw public attention to a misinformed youth group in the NDC calling themselves Kwame Nkrumah Inspired Citizens Movement who at their Press Conference at the International Conference Centre on November, 14th, 2012 declared their support for President Mahama and recently posited that, “President John Mahama is capable of implementing Nkrumah’s Seven (7) year development plan”.
In a round-table discussion recently on "Private Sector Development" the CPP's Shadow Minister for Agriculture Ekow Duncan spelt out clearly his party's policy position.
Mr Duncan said that the starting point in dealing with the topic is the development policy framework of the various parties.
He posed the question - "WHAT IN YOUR VIEW IS THE GREATEST ECONOMIC OBSTACLE OR IMPEDIMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COUNTRY"?
The basic needs of life as generally accepted are: food, clothing and shelter. Of these shelter (housing) is largely immovable and requires the highest capital expenditure for many individuals. These defining characteristics make the provision of housing in modern society very challenging.