Nkrumah’s vision has seen fulfillment — President Mahama
Speaking at the 59th Independence Anniversary parade at the Black Stars Square in Accra Sunday, President John Dramani Mahama said Ghana has demonstrated after 59 years of self-rule that its people own their unique African personality.
- According to the President, the vision of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president, has been fulfilled as Ghanaians work hard to lay the foundation for their future.
- He encouraged activities and conversations that will boost the morale of the country to ensure the foundation remains strong enough for future generations to continue to build upon.
- President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea-Bissau and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta were on hand for the president’s speech.
Otumfuo vows to protect his subjects from Fulani herdsmen.
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II vowed to protect his people from Fulani herdsmen in the wake of violent clashes between permanent farmers and the nomadic herdsmen in Agogo, Tafo and its environs.
- Commenting on the issue for the first time, the king spoke at a reception organised by the Asante Professionals Club (APC) where he called for calm and patience among his people while he devises a means to resolve the conflict.
- The Fulani herdsmen are accused of killing, raping and destroying farms.
- Upon his arrival from a visit to South Africa, Otumfuo Osei Tutu was presented with a petition from irate residents of Tafo who asked him to ensure justice in the aftermath of recent clashes between them and the nomads.
- The Otumfuo said he will not sit and watch foreigners drive away his subjects from their own land.
Uhuru Kenyatta advocates more cooperation between Kenya and Ghana.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said his country is ready to forge more partnerships with Ghana to enhance trade ties between the two nations.
- Kenyatta was speaking as a special quest at Ghana’s 59th Independence Day celebration in Accra.
- He said he was proud of his country’s historical relationship with Ghana, established through a bond formed between Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Kenya’s founding father Jomo Kenyatta.
- He encouraged Ghanaians and Kenyans to “work to break down the artificial barriers placed in our ways and work together.”