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The Liberty Ayivi Memorial Mango Plantation (LAMMP) represents the premiere effort in anti-imperialist, anti-neo-colonialist and anti-capitalist agriculture being undertaken by the Centre for Consciencist Studies and Analyses (CENCSA). Directed at socialist reconstruction of agriculture and industry in Africa this effort is pursued under the guidance of the ideology of Marxism-Nkrumaism in the revolutionary democratic phase of the African Socialist Revolution (hereinafter referred to as the African Revolution).

In this phase of the African Revolution, CENCSA projects a Democratic Revolution as a redefinition of the immediate post-independence effort to build an African socialist society under the banner of Revolutionary Pan-Africanism. By this redefinition, it intends to give a practical illustration of a ‘people-centred approach’ to socialist development in Africa. This involves a ‘people-initiative approach’ that, learning from the experiences of our forebears in African socialist reconstruction, re-orients the ‘State-initiative approach’.

By the ‘people-initiative approach’ the people’s original collective ownership and use of the means of production in African communal society are restored at a higher stage of social development in Africa – directed at the elimination of class antagonisms occasioned in class society the world over. The point is to abolish class society from its roots in the historic alienation of the people’s primordial managerial skills and the latter’s misappropriation by a few that undeservedly luxuriates on socially-created surplus value.

The initiated journey of our forebears along the path of socialism in Africa had the historic weakness, in spite of all the best intentions, of being undertaken from above rather than from below (the living conditions of the people). Out of our people’s living conditions were to be built and fostered institutions and practices initiated, determined and owned by the people themselves. The co-option of our people as employees in State ventures rather turned out self-defeatist. Consequently, their organic support for the initiatives suffered.

Thus, in the face of imperialist and neo-colonialist capitalist onslaught against the newly emerging State institutions by way of coups d’états and subtle pressures from such international bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, and supported by vile Western propaganda, the people, in whose interest those institutions were being built, rather gave in to the takeovers instead of spiritedly and conclusively confronting the betrayers. This historic error in strategy – but not intent – requires Marxist-Nkrumaist correction.

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In other words, during the initial post-independence effort at socialist construction and reconstruction the people, as employees, owned nothing that they could impulsively be actuated to defend. As employees of the newly evolving socialist-oriented State – developing in parallel to the inherited colonial State – in a transition that was not under their daily self-direction of the events defining their lives in production and defence, the people lived under conditions of essential powerlessness. That is, in spite of the social gains chalked in the fields of education, housing and healthcare.

The alienation of the people’s organizational and managerial capacities from them and the self-centred misappropriation of such capacities by a select few (an elite) in the process of the disintegration of communal society in Africa – a process that pre-dates the colonial era – had retained and have continued to retain our people in perpetual conditions of enslavement. The desire now is for a strategy to restore those capacities to the people, the working people. The people need to be their own managers as in communal society.

The conditions for such a restoration exist in Africa today. The inherent opportunities only need to be exploited not just to make the people aware of them but to aid them to utilize those opportunities for self-empowerment. This is not the task that neo-colonial governments in Africa can or will or shall ever undertake. It is the task of African professional revolutionary intellectuals who are flying the flag of Revolutionary Pan-Africanism under the ideological guidance of Marxism-Nkrumaism.

Yes, it is the task of the Democratic Revolution. In this task, the strategic focus is on the conversion of private property in land to collective ownership and its utilization to promote agricultural and industrial production and defence. It is on the basis of this focus that the naturally evolving institutions and practices of socialism could be independently built and fostered in parallel to and for the ultimate replacement of the existing decadent capitalist neo-colonial State system that miserably misdirects our African lives today.

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For this purpose, CENCSA initiates the experimental development of the Liberty Ayivi Memorial Mango Plantation – an ongoing agric-industrial complex in its formative stage. The LAMMP is so named after one of its pioneer members, Liberty Ayivi, whose tragic death drives the cold down our spine. But rather than allowing ourselves to be enervated by this tragedy we are energized to emulate Liberty’s hardworking spirit in the cause of the Democratic Revolution of Revolutionary Pan-Africanism under Marxism-Nkrumaism.

This blog serves as a museum of photographs, reports and articles on the historical efforts to convert the LAMMP from a private property to a collective property that serves the basis of erecting an independent agric-industrial complex as a sub-structural base of the projected People’s Republican State of Africa (PRSA). Our cherished hope is that the effort at LAMMP inspires similar undertakings across the African continent and the Diaspora in co-ordination for the final Marxist-Nkrumaist socialist liberation and unification of Africa.

Forward Ever! Backward Never!

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