A lecturer with the History and Political Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has described government’s celebration of founders’ day as a ‘child’s play.’
According to Dr. Kwesi Amakye Boateng, there are bigger issues affecting the economy and governance structure of the country that deserve government’s attention than ‘trivial issues’ such as the redefinition of he country’s founders’ day celebration.
Dr. Amakye Boateng adds, the Akufo Addo government is wasting so much time and national resources engaging in ‘bad jokes’ than seeing to the fulfillment of its political pledges.
He was speaking to host of Abusua Nkommo, Kwame Adinkrah in response to government’s celebration of founders’ day which has previously been marked as founder’s day by the Atta-Mills and John Mahama governments respectively.
President Akufo Addo and key members of government as well as NPP stalwarts will today August 4, 2017 converge at Saltpond in the Central Region to commemorate the anniversary of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention, (UGCC) the first ever political party in Ghana which turned the independent struggle into a political movement.
But Dr. Kwesi Amakye Boateng believes the event is a distraction in the country’s governance.
He argues, “Kwame, I do not seee how relevant it is to be playing political football with the country’s political history when we have better issues of concern to occupy ourselves with.”
“I am very much disappointed in this government, what they are celebrating today is what I will call a child’s play…it is like children coming together to play their games.”
“How can this government be engaging itself in such bad jokes when we have very pressing issues of governance and economy badly drawing us back…and they say they are converge to celebrate founders’ day, how does that propel teh country,” he charged.