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We will never accept Kwame Nkrumah as founder of Ghana-K.T Hammond

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Kobina Tahir Hammon

NPP MP for Adansi Asokwa in the Ashanti Region, Kobina Tahir Hammon has said the NPP will never accept the portion of Ghanaian history that describes the First President of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah as the founder of Ghana.

According to him, Kwame Nkrumah is one of the founders of Ghana and not the only founder of Ghana.

Speaking to Citi FM on Thursday, February 28 in reaction to the walk out of the Minority from Parliament on the debate of the Amendment Bill on Public Holidays Act, K.T. Hammond said the New Patriotic Party will never accept Kwame Nkrumah as the founder of Ghana and will change the Founder's Day to Kwame Nkrumah memorial day should the NDC comes to power to reverse it.

"We will never accept that Kwame Nkrumah was the founder of Ghana, he was one of them"

Debating on the Amendment Bill for the Public Holiday Act on the floor of the house on Thursday, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu said the Minority will not be part of the debate that will change the history of the country.

"But Mr Speaker only next week, I will be with the President in Tamale to celebrate our 62nd independence anniversary, I'm not able to give him my full support with this amendment, therefore, representing the political minority, and representing all other political parties, I cannot see that only the NPP knows better the history of this country, therefore, we as Minority.you can continue with other business with the amendment."

The Bill seeks to make August 4 as Founders' Day and September 21 as Kwame Nkrumah memorial day, January 7 will also be celebrated as constitution day.

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