- Supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) today marched against government’s proposal to rechristen Founder’s Day
- The debate over Ghana’s founders and concerns that other key players in the fight for independence were being sidelined
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) marked the founder's day celebration by embarking on a unity walk on the streets of Accra.
Thousands of the party's supporters and sympathisers came out in their numbers to partake in the unity walk.
Some party bigwigs were also present as they marched through the capital city holding monikers that hailed Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Former president John Mahama and his vice Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur were all around to partake in the exercise.
The walk was aimed at mobilizing members of the NDC and to get supporters united ahead of the 2020 polls.
Also, reports from certain quarters suggest that the NDC chose September 21 to mark the celebration of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who is still recognized by the Party as the founder of Ghana.
Earlier in the week the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), led by president Akufo-Addo announced that September 21 will no longer be recognized as Founder's Day, but rather Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, with 4th August now replacing it as the statutory Founder's Day.
The above decision did not sit down well with the NDC, and vowed to resist the change, with the unity walk interpreted by many as a March against the decision taken by the NPP government.
However, government has confirmed that both days will be noted as holidays.
This is the second time in 2017 the NDC is organizing a unity walk having already held one in Tamale last month.