Mahama blasts Akufo-Addo for scrapping Republic Day as holiday

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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama says it is regrettable that President Akufo-Addo has scrapped commemorating 1st July Republic Day as a public holiday.

He however called on Ghanaians to use the day as a dedication and commitment that the nation’s forebears demonstrated.

Former president and flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama

“It is most regrettable that the current government has scrapped commemorating this important day as a public holiday. However, as we reflect on the significance of Republic Day, let us use this as a rallying call to rekindle the spirit of dedication and commitment that our forebears demonstrated.

“We must continue building a better, renewed Ghana, where opportunities are created for everyone to thrive”, the former President stated in a Facebook post.

Below is the full post

2024 Republic Day Message

As we commemorate this year’s Republic Day, I invite you to remember the dedication, sacrifices and commitment of our country’s forebears, led by Dr Kwame Nkrumah, in their efforts to build a Ghana that benefits and creates opportunities for all its citizens.

It is most regrettable that the current government has scrapped commemorating this important day as a public holiday. However, as we reflect on the significance of Republic Day, let us use this as a rallying call to rekindle the spirit of dedication and commitment that our forebears demonstrated.

We must continue building a better, renewed Ghana, where opportunities are created for everyone to thrive.

On this Republic Day, let us reaffirm our allegiance to the principles of unity, peace, and progress for Ghana. Let us unite our efforts to ensure that the sacrifices of our predecessors were not in vain and that we continue to build a nation in which we can all take pride.

Happy Republic Day to all of us. Let’s celebrate this day with pride and use it as a reminder of the collective work that still lies ahead to build the Ghana we all want and achieve our shared dreams.

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