- Founder's Day happens to be one of the many holidays Ghanaians seem to enjoy in the years
- President Akufo-Addo proposed legislation to Parliament to designate August 4 as founders day
- In March 2019, the public holiday amendments bill was passed into law and August 4 was designated as a day to celebrate the big six
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Founder's Day happens to be one of the many holidays Ghanaians seem to enjoy in the year.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo proposed legislation to Parliament to designate August 4 as founders day.
The bill explained that August 4 was being made a public holiday in place of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day because the real fight for Ghana’s independence started on August 4, 1947.
They are, J.B. Danquah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Ebenezer Ako Adjei, Obetsebi Lamptey, Edward Akufo-Addo and William Ofori-Atta
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Subsequently, in March 2019, the public holiday amendments bill was passed into law and 4 August was designated as a day to celebrate the people(the big six) who led Ghana to independence.
However, in order to keep the tradition alive, September 21 was reserved as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, to commemorate the birthday of Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah.
Despite being met with a lot of opposition from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP), the holiday is still being observed.
They however hinted that they would scrap the Founders’ Day holiday should they win political power.
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In other news, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has been sighted in a video exchanging words with soldiers at a voters’ registration centre in the Bono Region.
Mr. Nketiah says the soldiers stationed at Banda in the Bono Region are refusing to allow some residents to register in the Electoral Commission's ongoing exercise.
A video on Kasapafmonline shows the NDC scribe is seen infuriated and exchanging words with the soldiers who had blocked the road to stop busloads of people from accessing registration centres..
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