Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. The organisation was transformed into the African Union on 9 July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, but the holiday continues to be celebrated on 25 May.
Today is a Commemorative Day in Ghana and former president of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani has given a nice message to Ghanaians.
Today is May 25, Africa Day. It is yet another opportunity for us to reflect on the vision and sacrifices of the late Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his peers.
Today also reminds us of the need to work harder as a people and governments to improve on the legacy bestowed on us.
As the world’s youngest continent, Africa must ensure that our young people have greater access to resources, have a stronger voice in decision making, and are not discriminated against.
In a time when the global pandemic, COVID-19, has taught us many lessons, we have to let Africa lead the way through our youth.
The time to act is now.
Happy # AfricaDay!