The former NDC Deputy General Secretary has complained bitterly about the Akufo-Addo administration’s decision to cancel the Republic Day as a public holiday.

Koku Anyidoho said any attempt to revise the country’s history will only stall progress made by other governments, a situation he believes does not augur well.

“Some of these things really don’t help in the development of our country. This decision is just like changing someone’s birthday and if someone does that, it means the person is just toying with your identity,” he said.

He said July 1 staying as a holiday would not have changed anything for the country since changing it won’t add to the country’s development or create jobs.

“Mind you that all these happenings have been documented in history books. Are you going to change this history? This revisionist agenda won’t help anybody,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen show, Monday.

Republic Day which falls on July 1 holiday was scrapped by the Akufo-Addo administration early this year.

From this year on, the day which signifies Ghana’s attainment of Republican status will now be a commemorative day.

This year marks the 59th-anniversary of the country’s becoming Republic.

In a message to commemorate the day, former President John Dramani Mahama said President Nana Akufo-Addo is attempting to rewrite Ghana’s history.

new President John Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama

Bemoaning the cancellation of Republic Day, Mr Anyidoho urged government to channel its energy in making Ghana a better place to live.

Koku Anyidoho on Mills’ legacy

The Aide to late President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills is set to roll out plans to immortalise him seven years after his sudden demise.

Koku Anyidoho said many people, who loved late president both home and abroad, have pledged to ensure the Atta Mills Institute impacts lives.

“We shall cry no more, rather we will lift up the legacy of Atta Mills high,” he stated.

The late former President, John Evans Atta Mills

After the death of Prof. Mills, his political party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) seems to have neglected him as nothing substantial has been done in his [Mills] honour.

What has made the issue murkier is the sorry state of his final resting place, Asomdwee Park, which is now a den for criminals.

Following threats by his family to exhume his body for reburial in his hometown, Ekumfi-Otuam, some repair works are being done ahead of the seventh anniversary of his death.

Reacting to the recent development, Mr Anyidoho said he was not surprised at the seeming neglect of late Mills.

“I will stop crying and think. My mindset has transformed; I’m not going to look back and weep,” he said.

The former deputy General Secretary of the NDC said the establishment of the policy think-tank was part of plans to celebrate late Mills.

“We are going to run this [Atta Mills Institute] as a professional institution devoid of politics for generations to benefit,” Mr Anyidoho added.