Government through the Interior Ministry has declared Wednesday, August 4, as a public holiday to celebrate Founders Day.

In a statement dated July 29 and signed by Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, the Ministry said the day is a statutory public holiday and the general public should observe it as such throughout the country.

Initially, Founder’s Day to celebrate Kwame Nkrumah was commemoratedPreviously, the country celebrated Founder’s Day on September 21 annually, but was changed by President Akufo-Addo during his first term of office, to Founders’ Day on August 4.

The day is set aside to celebrate the achievements of the men who led Ghana to independence. They are referred to as the Big Six.

The fallen heroes who make up the Big Six are; Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President, Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta.