Celebrating Founders’ Day in Ghana means remembering how our forefathers struggled to gain independence for Ghana from their colonial masters.
One may ask why did our forefathers struggle to free themselves from these colonials whilst they had the best developmental strategies than us.
It is simple; our leaders wanted the whole world to know that the black man is capable of managing their own affairs and also freeing themselves from the slave trade. Our motherland, Ghana, gained its independence on March 6th, 1957, and on this day, a match is always held in every part of Ghana to remember this great day.
In order not to forget the great leaders that toiled their blood for our independence, Founders’ Day is always held every year to remember them. All these leaders played vital roles in the fight for independence for Ghana.
Here are the names of the leaders that struggled for independence for Ghana, also known as the BIG SIX;
Dr.Kwame Nkrumah,Ebenenzer Arko-Adjei,Edward Akufo-Addo,Joseph Boakye Danquah,William Ofori Atta, and Emmanuel Obetsebi Lamptey.
Founders Day in Ghana 2022 and why August 4th was chosen to celebrate it.
In addition to what has been said above about founders’ day, in the early years, founders’ day was celebrated in the month of September, but it has now been shifted to the 4th of August since it marks two very important events in Ghana’s history.
It is the date of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention(UGCC) and also the Aborigines’ Right Protection Society by John Mensah Sarbah in 1947, and as of this, the public of Ghana is informed that August 4th is a statutory public holiday and it should be observed as such throughout the whole Ghana
BY: Ernest Asamoah