Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah would have been 108-year-old today as Ghanaians and the world at large celebrate his birthday.
The Day being a National Holiday and called “Founder’s Day” has become a debate in recent days as Government opts to reschedule the annual Founder’s Day celebration to August 4th and rename it as “Founders Day” in order to celebrate others who contributed to the birth of Ghana.
Nkrumaist movements like the CPP and NDC have been on a protest against the Nana Addo’s Government suggestion for the day which many have criticised as a distortion of Ghana’s heritage.
Certainly, Ex-President John Mahama who is a staunch Nkrumaist is against the suggestion too as he took to Instagram to pay tribute to Dr Nkrumah calling him the founder of Modern Ghana as he heaps praise on him.
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On the 21st day of September, I join millions all over the world to remember Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah- the Founder of Ghana, a global icon and the BBC Listeners "Man of the Millennium". Osagyefo's emergence as the Founder of modern Ghana and an international symbol of freedom was not by accident. He was a Pan-Africanist, a philosopher, a writer, and a visionary who matched his words with actions. His towering personality is still recognized in Ghana and beyond. It remains a dark irony of our history that, the very political tradition which conspired to truncate his unparalleled vision on 24th February 1966, is today seeking to revise Ghana's history. The song "Kwame Nkrumah never dies" has proved true not in the sense of his immortality but in the fact that his name will continue to be written in letters of gold whenever the history of Ghana, Africa and the world is recounted. It is an indisputable fact that Nkrumah was the critical spark that put Ghana on a high velocity path to independence. Happy Founder's Day Fellow Ghanaians.