Fmr President Mahama Celebrates Kwame Nkrumah
Former President John Mahama has said 21 September will continue to be celebrated in honour of, in his view, Ghana’s founder, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, as Founder’s Day.
In a short Facebook message to mark the day, Mr Mahama posted: “Today remains our country’s Founder’s Day – a special day to reflect on the life and works of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
“His contribution to pan-Africanism is beyond Africa. His vision for Ghana is profound. On this day, let us recall his vision and commit to total and integrated development of Ghana and Africa”
First President Kwame Nkrumah delivered the very first independence speech on March 6, 1957 to hundreds of participants including representatives from the British monarch.
The Republic of Ghana for some years now celebrate Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday September 21 as a national holiday.
This holiday commemorates the birthday of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President. It is also known as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.