K B Asante slams August 4 celebration

The retired Statesman believes that the celebration of August 4 is completely unnecessary.


Historian and Secretary to Ghana’s first President, K B Asante has described government’s decision to commemorate Friday, August 4 as Ghana’s day of destiny as needless.

Ghana’s first political party was founded by J. B. Danquah and other academicians on 4 August 1947, exactly 70 years down the lane.

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However, the relevance of this celebration has been questioned by retired diplomat and statesman, K.B Asante who think there are other pressing national issues to be addressed. “Ghana was not born twice, even an ordinary human being are you born twice. Ghana became Ghana on the 6th of March 1957…I mean I don’t understand" he lamented.

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The incumbent government, however, insists that now more than ever in Ghana's 60th-anniversary celebration, there is a need to honour the historical event of August 4.


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