Colonel I.K. Acheampong, Chairman of the National Redemption Council, told workers at a May Day?
Colonel I.K. Acheampong, Chairman of the National Redemption Council, told workers at a May Day rally on Tuesday (1 May) in Accra that unless Ghana removed the domination of its economy by foreign interests, the country's hard won independence would be lost to the evil of neo-colonialism.
The Ghanaian leader also told workers that because trade unions were important social institutions they must work for and serve interests which uplift society. Trade unionists should not exploit frictions and difficulties which existed in Ghana but should work to eliminate economic backwardness and help the country to be truly self-reliant.
It was the duty of trade unions to mobilise the workers for increased production, he added.
The acting General Secretary of the Ghana Trades Union congress Mr. A.M. Issifu also addressed the rally held in the Accra Community Centre.
He said workers should show a high sense of maturity and patriotism so that on May 1 1974 they would be able to say 1973 had been a year free of industrial strife and which showed a healthy growth in the economy.