Renowned Nkrumahist and Former Convention People’s Party (CPP) flagbearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has indicated he would scrap the May 25, AU Holiday, should he become president of Ghana.
Dr. Nduom says, though he agrees with the commemoration of the day to remember the struggle for Africa’s liberation, the continent needs to work for stronger institutions and good economies to ensure prosperity for its people — and “these will not be achieved through holiday upon holiday”.
The founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) says such holidays only reduces productivity and the opportunity to become competitive nations and therefore we should get rid of it.
Below is Dr. Nduom’s post captured from his Official Facebook Page:
WE DO NOT NEED AN AFRICA DAY HOLIDAY – LETS GET RID OF IT.
Another holiday, to celebrate Africa Day? Why?
I am for commemorating this day to remember those who fought for our liberation and independence and to think through what we must do to guarantee African people a high quality of life.
But we need to WORK for stronger institutions, good economies across the continent and prosperity for our people.These will not be achieved through holiday upon holiday. We lose productivity and reduce the opportunity to become competitive nations this way.
Let’s get rid of it. This will be on my hit list as the President of the Republic of Ghana.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom