Sports activities News of Sunday, 26 Might 2019
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has mentioned the Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) will restore the commemoration of AU Day as a statutory vacation when it will come to ability.
Parliament not too long ago passed the monthly bill which was trying to get to scrap AU and Republic Days as general public holidays and introduce January 7 as Constitution Day.
Mr. Ablakwa believes the move varieties element of President Nana Akufo- Addo’s strategies to diminish Ghana’s 1st President Kwame Nkrumah.
“Under the route of President Akufo-Addo, these days the 25th of May perhaps which marks Africa Union Day or Africa Liberation Working day as was reintroduced by President John Agyekum Kufuor as a public getaway in 2002 has now been degraded and therefore no more time a public getaway.”
“How embarrassing that seven decades down the lane, in his home nation, Ghana – President Akufo-Addo continues to pursue an agenda of diminishing Africa’s person of the millennium.”
Mr. Ablakwa was, nevertheless, swift to increase that Mr. Akufo-Addo’s agenda for scrapping the vacation will fail, specified that the NDC intends restoring the vacation when it comes to electricity.
“President Akufo-Addo really should know by now that his agenda has previously failed and just as President John Agyekum Kufuor restored complete commemoration of AU Working day, so shall a upcoming NDC Authorities restore Ghana to its delight of location looking at that we have previously served detect in Parliament.”
AU Day or Africa Day is the once-a-year commemoration throughout the continent of the day the Organisation of African Unity, now the AU was established.
Down below is the statement from Mr. Ablakwa
Under the way of President Akufo-Addo, right now the 25th of May well which marks Africa Union Working day or Africa Liberation Working day as was reintroduced by President John Agyekum Kufuor as a general public holiday break in 2002 has now been degraded and therefore no extended a community holiday break.
It’s a actual shame that Ghana, the nation deemed to be mother of the Africa Union thanks to the eyesight and sacrifices of our founding President, Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah who very first convened the All African Peoples Convention of 1958 right here in Accra to lay the foundations of continental unity 5 several years before the OAU was born in 1963 will now be set on a route by President Akufo-Addo where by our Pan-African leadership and the inspiration we give black people all more than the globe now stands undermined.
Kwame Nkrumah’s imposing bronze statue stands tall at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa to remind all Africans and persons of the globe about Nkrumah’s pioneering part. I recall with fantastic pride how in January 2012, Osagyefo’s statue was unveiled in Ethiopia by a effective Ghanaian delegation led by Prof. John Evans Atta Mills and which comprised former President Jerry John Rawlings, Hon. Allan Kyerematen and Madam Mary Chinery-Hesse representing President John Kufuor and then the designer and sculptor Dr. Don Arthur. Of study course, Prof. Francis Nkrumah and Samia Nkrumah represented Nkrumah’s instant relatives at that quintessentially proud Ghanaian minute of historical past.
How uncomfortable that seven decades down the lane, in his home state, Ghana – President Akufo-Addo carries on to pursue an agenda of diminishing Africa’s man of the millennium.
President Akufo-Addo should know by now that his agenda has already failed and just as President John Agyekum Kufuor restored comprehensive commemoration of AU Day, so shall a long run NDC Authorities restore Ghana to its pleasure of put thinking about that we have currently served see in Parliament.
On this working day, I invite us all to ponder above what W.E.B. Du Bois informed the assemblage of the All African Peoples Meeting convened by Nkrumah in December 1958: “If Africa unites, it will be for the reason that each part, every single nation, just about every tribe gives up a component of the heritage for the good of the full. That is what union indicates, that is what Pan-African usually means.”
It is my prayer that President Akufo-Addo will pay attention to Du Bois and give up a element of his family heritage for the sake of meaningful African Unity. And shall we all find out to give up what has been keeping back the total glory of this fantastic continent all these a long time.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
MP, North Tongu
Ranking Member, Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs.