Minority MPs stage walk out over Founders’ Day holiday

The Minority in Parliament, Thursday, walked out of the chamber in protest over what they described as attempts by the government to re-write the history of Ghana.

According to them, the government’s determination to amend the Public Holiday Act that will result in changing the Founder’s Day to Founders’ Day and which will be celebrated on August 4 as a public holiday instead of the September 21 is “repugnant to the facts” and therefore cannot be part of that process.

According to the report of the Committee on Defence and Interior, September 21 will now be observed as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day and would continue to be a public holiday.

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, who made this observation said attempts to alter the history of Ghana is a dent on the image of the first President of the country.

The Majority Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu commenting on the walkout said the minority do not have the spirit of tolerance to listen to good counsel.

He described the minority as hypocrites.

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, on his part said the amendment to the Holiday Act does not seek to re-write the history of Ghana but rather put it into proper perspective.

Source: kasapafmonline.com

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