The First Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party in Atwima Nwabiagya South Constituency and also Patron of the NPP Crusaders, Hon. John Kwame Duodu famously known as Sir John has reacted to the celebration of Founders’ Day which falls today, August 4, 2022.
Coining a message to the populace especially his party, the New Patriotic Party, Medical Team Member of the NPP in the Ashanti Region stated that true leadership is worth celebrating so what those founding members did for Ghana should be duly recognized.
“Today we commemorate the lives and sacrifices our forefathers made to build our nation Ghana and say AYEEKOO them . May their legacy continue to inspire unity and patriotism. Long live Ghana”.
“Today, we call to mind the sacrifices of our founding fathers, who fought for the liberation of our nation, Ghana. As we celebrate their triumph, we enjoin all Ghanaians to continue to work hard towards the betterment of our country. Let us continue to put our shoulders to the wheel to drive our nation to its destination,” he said.
Sir John wishes a better Ghana and also congratulated and thanked all leaders who have been able to take the mantle from the days of the founding members spearheading great developments for the nation.
He related on his prayer to see Ghana work like those patriotic days honouring this memorable day while encouraging the country especially the youth to fight for the development and whole success of the nation.
On the 4th of August of each year since 2019, Ghanaians have been observing Founders’ Day to acknowledge the efforts of the founders of the nation.
Initially, it was named Founder’s Day and was commemorated on the 21st of September of each year to celebrate and honor Dr. Kwame Nkrumah whose party, the CPP spearheaded the struggle for independence and became the first President of the Republic of Ghana. “Self Government Now” was his slogan.
Later, it was renamed Founders’ Day by the current government to celebrate the contribution of the other members of the Big Six.
They are; Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey, William Ofori Atta, Ebenezer Ako Adjei. Their slogan was “Self Government in the shortest possible time”.
August 4 was chosen because it marks two important events in Ghana’s history- It is the date for the formation of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society by John Mensah Sarbah in 1897, and the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) in 1947.
The day is declared a holiday and many Ghanaians use the opportunity to reflect and de-stress. Some go to the beach while others visit other tourist attractions in the country. Still others stay at home and bond with the family.
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