Kweku Baako calls for a cancellation of Memorial Day celebrations

Kweku Baako calls for a cancellation of Memorial Day celebrations

- Kweku Baako argued that there was no need at present, to set a day aside to celebrate Ghana's first president

- He added that Ghanaians are yet to fully appreciate the import of the celebrations, hence it was premature

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Veteran Ghanaian journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, has castigated the attempts by successive governments to celebrate the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday as a Memorial Day in Ghana.

Kweku Baako calls for a cancellation of Memorial Day celebrations

Left: Kweku Baako Right: President Akufo-Addo

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According to him, despite the fact that he is a firm believer in Nkrumah’s philosophies, he believes it is unnecessary to allot a day to celebrate the man.

He recalled that he registered his displeasure with the decision of the late Atta-Mills to mark the Dr, Nkrumah’s birthday as a national holiday.

He explained that this was as a result of the fact that Ghanaians were not properly educated on the reason behind the move.

He however noted that the decision of president Akufo-Addo to rebrand Nkrumah’s birthday from ‘Founder’s Day’ to ‘Memorial Day’ vindicates Ghana’s first president in several ways.

To him, it is nothing short of a paradox.

Information available to YEN indicates that the president intends to propose a legislation to designate 4th August as Founders' Day, and 21st September as a Memorial Day, both of which will be observed as public holidays.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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