Some persons in Ghana are attempting to change the history of the country with the debate on the Founders Day celebration, Dr Onzy Nkrumah, son of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has said.

According to him, this action is wrong, inappropriate and indecent, requiring immediate cessation.

“Majority of Ghanaians would accredit the foundation to my father so it is a no brainer. But a small minority see that, why do we just give him that position, why don’t we add the other ones?

“Let the others rest in peace, they don’t have a bad reputation, their faces are on bank notes, streets have been named after them so I think that they are celebrated anyway. This wouldn’t add anything or any value to their quality of life whether they are in heaven or hell, they are there. We can’t really change the history.

“Some people are trying to rewrite history and that is wrong, it is absolutely inappropriate and is indecent. We should stick to our history, we should be proud of it. We must honour history, we must not dilute it,” he told Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Thursday, September 21.

His comments come on the heels of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s decision to propose legislation to Parliament to designate 4th August as FOUNDERS DAY, and 21st September as KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL DAY, both of which will be observed as public holidays.

A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said: “… In the meantime, the President has issued an Executive Instrument to commemorate this year’s celebration of KWAME NKRUMAH MEMORIAL DAY as a public holiday.

“This means Thursday, 21st September, which hitherto was marked as Founders Day will now be celebrated as Nkrumah Memorial Day in honour of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.”

Source: Ghana/

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