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Ghanaians Mark Maiden Dr Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day Today

Following the passage of the Public Holiday Amendment Bill into law in March 2019, maiden edition of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day is today.

The day was previously celebrated as “Founder’s Day”, however, the day will be observed as a statutory holiday today, Monday, September 23, since the day falls on the weekend.

September 21, mark the 110th birthday of the country's first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame.

He was credited for the construction of Tema Township, the Accra-Tema Motorway, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Cape Coast, as well as many polytechnics and second cycle educational institutions across the country.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has, therefore, decided to propose legislation to Parliament to designate 4th August as FOUNDERS DAY, and 21st September as KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL DAY, both of which will be observed as public holidays. In the meantime, the President has issued an Executive Instrument to commemorate this year’s celebration of KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL DAY as a public holiday.

Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has revealed that Dr Kwame Nkrumah who was Ghana's first President will be honoured as a leader who also contributed immensely towards the attainment of independence for Ghana.

Meanwhile, Former President John Mahama said in an indirect Facebook jab at Akufo-Addo that Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is the founder of Ghana, suggesting that President Akufo-Addo and his government are denigrating the founder of Ghana instead of celebrating him for his tireless leadership.

Source: Kofi Atakora

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