Building a Socialist State to the CPP, Study Group
Accra, April 22, 1961
• that the real income of all types of workers, farmers and peasants must rise;
• that prices of goods must not over-lap wages;
• that house rentals must be within the means of all groups;
• that educational and cultural amenities must be available to all people.
1) The chairman of the central committee shall be responsible for presenting the main principles and outline of any plan for the central committee’s approval.
2) The principles and outlined programme approved by the central committee shall be referred to the Economic and Planning Secretariat, where it shall be subject to expert examination.
3) The proposals shall then be submitted to the Cabinet, through the standing development committee.
4) Parliamentary examination and approval will follow.
5) The final stage will now have been reached, that of putting the plan into execution through all the agencies and communities concerned, and especially through the active leadership of the party.
1) The National Cooperative Council, as the supreme cooperative body, shall be charged with the general functions of coordination and supervision, as well as the promotion of the cooperative spirit, that is, the dissemination of co-operative education and development. It will also be charged with the authority to represent the cooperative at home and abroad. In the performance of this function, it will act in cooperation with the appropriate apex body, according to the kind of representation required.
2) The National Cooperative Council will maintain contract with the ministry responsible for social welfare and the Labour Secretariat in regard to the provision of welfare services for members of the cooperative.
3) The industrial cooperative, generally known as Indusco, will deal with the Development Secretariat, which is responsible for industrial development.
4) The agricultural cooperative will deal with the Ministry of Agriculture.
5) The consumer cooperative will deal with the Ministry of trade which will be responsible for the National Trading Corporation when it is set up.
6) I have established under the Auditor-General an accounting and auditing service also which will take away the main functions of the Department of Cooperation. The department as such will thus cease to exist, as its other functions, such as cooperative development and education, will be taken over by the National Cooperative Council. In view of the importance of safeguarding public funds, I have charged this auditing and accounting service with the responsibility of looking after the funds of the Trades Union Congress, the United Ghana Farmers’ Council and the Statutory Boards and Corporations.
1) Universities, and
2) The Ghana Academy of Sciences; while its proper functions will be;
a) To make policy;
b) To approve plans and programmes;
c) T o coordinate efforts; and
d) To provide grants, etc.
1) Members of the Central Committee, Ministers and Regional Commissioners and General Secretaries of subsidiary bodies of the party shall attend a one week’s residential course at Winneba. I shall be there myself to conduct it.
2) The next group shall include Ministerial Secretaries, Chairmen of Boards and Corporations, Headquarters Secretaries of the Bureau of the party, the T.U.C., etc.
3) A third group will consist of Backbenchers, Regional Officers of the party and of Subsidiary Organisations. Other individuals may be added to the various groups as may be considered desirable. The ordinary training of cadres will then resume, the course being much longer.