President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo's opinion of Ghana's founding fathers and their contributions towards Ghana's independence seems to have garnered criticism from none other than Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's children themselves.
Delivering his speech on Ghana's 60th Independence Day ceremony, President Nana Akufo-Addo said that it was the members of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) who initiated Ghana's independence movement.
According to President Akufo-Addo, it was Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey, William Ofori-Atta, Ebenezer Ako-Adjei and Edward Akufo-Addo who started the movement towards independence, and only later brought Dr. Kwame Nkrumah into the fold.
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“Soon thereafter, on 28th February, 1948, the notorious and senseless killings of three ex-servicemen, Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe, and Private Odartey Lamptey... undoubtedly, quickened the pace of the independence movement,” President Akufo-Addo continued.
This rendition of Ghana;s history doesn't seem to have gone down well with one of Ghana's founding families.
Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, son of Ghana's founding father Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has issued a stern response towards President Akufo Addo.
“Dear Nana Addo, I am with you in elevating 6th March to advance the interest of all Ghanaians as well as project all our heroes in a positive and dignified way so as to unite our dear country. However, I beg of you to leave 21st September for Nkrumah alone!
“I had my differences with the late Professor Mills but I stood with him in all humility for the honour he gave our first President Kwame Nkrumah in declaring his birthday a public holiday.”
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