The poverty of thought was amazing' – Baako on scrapping of 1st July holiday


The Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr has joined the lot speaking against the scrapping of 1st July, Republic day usually observed as a public holiday.
July 1 is no longer a public holiday following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assent to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019.
A statement signed and issued by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Ambrose Dery on Wednesday, May 8 announced that President Akufo-Addo assented to the new Act on April 16, 2019.
“The President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assented to the Public Holidays (Amendment) Act 2019, (Act 986) on 16th April 2019,” it said.
However, this has been opposed by a lot of people.
According to Kweku Baako, the thought that went into making the changes is poor and that it has reduced the significance of the day.
“There was a poverty of thought . . . I have been trying to understand it; the poverty of thought was amazing . . . I can’t vote for that,” he indicated during a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’.
Watch the video below to learn the history of July 1st and understand why Kweku Baako thinks it is a bad idea to make it commemorative.

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