The opposition National Democratic Congress has embarked on a march to commemorate the Founder’s Day celebration of Ghana’s founding President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Hundreds of supporters joined the march which started as early as 6:00 am Thursday on the birthday of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Even though the march was initially christened as the Unity walk to foster unity in the party, the objective of the march was changed in the wake of the controversy triggered by a proposal by the president to establish a Founders’ Day holiday on August 4.
The president also proposed that even though the September 21 holiday will be maintained it shall cease to be referred to as the Founder’s Day and rather be known as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.
Members of the CPP as well the NDC have kicked against the proposal. The Founder’s Day Memorial march is part of the actions by the NDC to oppose the suggestion.