President Nana Akufo-Addo

The
President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to
recognize the collective efforts played by key stakeholders towards the
liberation of Ghana.

In
a Facebook post to mark this year’s Founders’ Day, the president
stressed the need for Ghanaians to rise above partisan consideration and
do right by the country’s history.

“We acknowledge the role played by successive generations of Ghanaians towards the liberation of our country from colonialism and imperialism. It is time we rose above partisan considerations, set the records straight, recognize the collective efforts in gaining our freedom and independence from colonial rule, and do right by our history.”

“I wish all Ghanaians a happy Founders’ Day, and once again, I salute and pay tribute to all Senior Citizens in every part of the country today.”

Founders’
Day was instituted by the President by Executive Instrument to
commemorate the contributions to the liberation of Ghana from
imperialism and colonialism.

It
replaced September 21, the birthday of Ghana’s founding president,
Kwame Nkrumah, which used to be observed as the commemorative day for
Ghana’s liberation and independence fighters.

September 21, will now be observed as ‘Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day’.

Meanwhile, Monday, August 5, has been declared a public holiday.

A
statement signed by Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on Wednesday said
in view of the day falling on a Sunday, the President, has by Executive
Instrument (EI), declared Monday, August 5, as a public holiday “to be
observed as such throughout the country.”