Ghana commemorates Founders’ Day Today

Ghana today commemorates Founder’s Day, which is a day set aside to acknowledge the role played by successive generations of Ghanaians towards the liberation of the country from colonisation and imperialism.

This will be the third time the day is being marked after Parliament approved it in 2019.

It replaced Founder’s Day which was celebrated on September 21, every year to mark the birthday of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The celebration remains a controversial one due to the stance of some political parties which oppose the change.

Speaking in an interview with GBC News, Member of Parliament for Sefwi-Wiawso, Paul Evans Aidoo, observed the change is a recipe for the distortion of Ghana’s history.

Mr. Evans Aidoo, however, urged Ghanaians to use the statutory public holiday to honor the memories of Ghana’s Founding fathers by engaging in communal activities.


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