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Former Mayor of Kumasi Hon Kojo Bonsu on the 21st of September, 2021 met with the fisher folk within the Ablekuma South Constituency in Accra as part of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day celebration at the Chorkor Calvary Presbyterian Church The meeting was highly patronized by NDC stalwarts including the Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Hon. Alfred Oko Vanderpuye, Hon Fritz Baffour, former MP for the Constituency, Dr Gideon Quarcoo, former Deputy Minister of Communication etc.
Hon Kojo Bonsu speaking at the event, expressed his profound gratitude to the people for responding to the call and indicated that the NDC party’s faith is in the grassroot people, the people are for the party and that is where the strength of the party revolves.
He equally recounted how governments have found it dificuit to sustain the fishery industry which was one of the ultimate visions of the great man (Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah) we are eulogizing today through his memorial day. Hon Kojo Bonsu accentuated the untold plights of the Ghanaian people especially the youth. In his opinion, the national cake is unfortunately been shared based on party colors and this has led to varying degrees of corruption including scandals associated with the premix fuel which is meant to help with the works of the fisherfolk.
As part of ensuring a healthy lifestyle for the fisher community as Covid-19 has thought us to have strong immune system, a free health screening was conducted to check Blood Pressure and other related health conditions for the fisherfolk.
Hon. Alfred Oko Vanderpuye who had the closing remarks, said Ghanaians now appreciate the true state of the nation and was inspired by the enchanted participants to get involved in the reorganization process to restle power from the NPP. He added that, winning 2024 elections will not happen when the branches are sleeping but they have to rise to the call of every occasion to have serious conversations to bring the party to power. He finally indicated that the reorganization process will be numerical, research and data based.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day celebration is a national public holiday observed to commemorate the unquantifiable contributions of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah towards the struggle for Ghana’s independence.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day was formerly called “Founder’s Day” celebrated to earmark the achievements of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Kwame Nkrumah was a founding memeber and the first president of Ghana. He was born on 21 September, hence, the “Founder’s” Day celebration on 21 September in each year until in March 2019 by an Executive Instrument changed to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day.