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.
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.