On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the Convention Peoples Party’s Presidential Campaign took a new twist when on leaving Wa to Nandom the team visited the prison grounds at Lawra where Kwame Nkrumah was detained upon the arrest of the Big Six following the 1948 disturbances.

The actual structure that Nkrumah was kept in was believed to have been pulled down by some aggressive civil servant who only regretted the action after he was told what the building represented. At the Prison grounds, the emotionally charged Kobina Greenstreet decried the poor state of our prisons as well as the demotivating conditions of service under which personnel of the Prisons Service operated.

Ghana Must Reject UPOV 91

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.