Dr Yao Graham of the Third World Network will join a panel of academics to discuss the theme “Ghana’s Day of Shame, 50 Years On, Pursuing A National Development Agenda” at the Accra International conference Centre on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

The other panelist will be Professor Raymond Osei of the University of Cape Coast.

The event which marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous 1966 Coup sponsored by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America will be chaired by comrade Kwesi Pratt, Jnr of the Socialist forum of Ghana (SFG).

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It is being co-sponsored by the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) and the SFG and is scheduled to start at 4:00pm.

This year’s anniversary has been marked with seminars on the emancipation of women and women’s organizations and Trade Union Movement, the role of youth and students in the national development effort and the promotion of arts and culture.

The speakers are highly respected left wing intellectuals and activists with a long history of participation in the struggle against neo-liberalism.

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Organizers say they have invited diplomats from progressive countries, all political parties, members of Parliament, workers’ organizations, youth and student, as well as Ministers of state.

There is now conclusive evidence that the coup was master- minded by the CIA with active support of other western intelligence agencies.

Nkrumah is universally acknowledged as the foremost advocate of national liberation in Africa and one of the loudest voices in the anti racism campaign.

He was a founder of both the Non – Aligned Movement and the Organization of African Unity (OAU).