- Akufo-Addo has called on all Ghanaians to appreciate the diverse roles played by our forefathers to liberate the country from colonial rule and imperialism
- In his Founders’ Day message posted on Facebook, Nana Addo said it is time to look beyond partisan considerations
- August 4 has been set aside as Founders' Day to acknowledge the role played by successive generations of Ghanaians towards the liberation of our country from colonialism
President Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians to unite as the country marks its Founders’ Day.
According to Nana Addo, the Founders’ Day should not be politicised but used to recognise the efforts played all stakeholders towards Ghana's freedom and independence.
He noted that it was important for the country to acknowledge the role played by successive generations of Ghanaians towards our freedom from colonialism and imperialism.
“It is time we rose above partisan considerations, set the records straight, recognize the collective efforts in gaining our freedom and independence from colonial rule, and do right by our history,” he wrote.
Previously, the birthday of Ghana’s first president (September 21), Kwame Nkrumah was marked as the country’s Founder’s Day.
However, the holiday calendar was changed after Parliament approved the Public Holiday Act in May 2019.
Hence, Nkrumah’s birthday, which hitherto was marked as the Ghana’s Founder’s Day, is now known as Nkrumah Memorial Day.
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