Today, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 happens to be the birthday of first president and founder of Ghana. The day happens to be a holiday tagged as Nkrumah Memorial Day. Interestingly, the day has formerly been referred to as Founder’s Day with no question. The ruling New Patriotic Party however feel Nkrumah was just a part of a group that founded Ghana. To the NPP, the day should just be a memorial day and not founder’s day.
Kwame Nkrumah is remembered for his numerous factories and innovations for the development of Ghana. Indeed, many conclude that he is the best thing that happened to Ghana. Ghanaians are still enjoying the initiatives that he started. Johnnie Hughes, a presenter with Media General’s TV3 has sparked a controversy with some comments he made regarding the former president.
According to Johnnie, Nkrumah never had a senior presidential advisor, or advisors and equally had no senior minister and yet with the little that he had he was able to achieve so much for the country. Johnnie expressed this in a tweet and had got people talking. In a time where governments are appointing many ministers and advisors and yet accomplishing little, Johnny wondered what was happening.
The ruling government will see this as a direct attack on them look at their promise of reducing the number of ministers and yet came to power to do the opposite. They went ahead to reestablish the position of a senior minister, something that was later scrapped. The question however remains as to why the 2 major parties in the country keep on appointing many and yet citizens get to benefit little.
How many advisors does a leader need and how many presidential staffers are necessary? Are we appointing just to satisfy people who helped secure power or appointments are made because they are necessary?
Check out some of the comments to the tweet;
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