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Yeah, Yeah, Mr. President, More of Such Public Declarations!

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 20, 2009

In those days when succession to the throne could be very acrimonious, there existed a tacit understanding among all the contestants and their supporters anytime the throne became vacant. This unwritten law or convention was strictly adhered to because as soon as a new occupant to the throne emerges, all dissension ceased and every unsuccessful claimant pledged his unalloyed loyalty to the new ruler.

Declaration of Dr Nkrumah’s Birthday as a Public Holiday: My write-up today has to do with the intention of President Mills’ administration to declare Dr Nkrumah’s birthday a public holiday. This issue needs to be looked at critically. Though people hold divergent views on the role played by Dr Nkrumah towards the granting of independence to mother Ghana, we all are agreed on one thing. Nkrumah deserves to be honoured for the yeoman role he played in the struggle towards Ghana’s independence and the emancipation of the black man in Africa and the rest of the world.

Daniel Danquah Damptey

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One Response to “Yeah, Yeah, Mr. President, More of Such Public Declarations!”

  1. I do agree with you, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah would not be happy that workers would abstain from work to celebrate his birthday.
    And like you, I am a fanatic of Archives and Museums, but I learnt that every thing that would remind Ghanaians of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was destroyed after his overthrow in 1966.
    His C.P.P. was disbanded
    The handkerchieves and walking sticks you referred to, would have to be borrowed (from other European countries), like film footage etc., at a cost!
    Knowing Ghanaians and their Govenments, any “Kwame Nkrumah National(Public) Holiday” would immediately be abolished as soon as another Political Party comes into power; that is for sure, mark my words.

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