General News of Thursday, 4 August 2022Source: www.ghanaweb.comAfter many deliberations, 4th August – 'Founder’s Day', which used to be a day set aside to celebrate Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah the first prime minister and first president of Ghana became 'Founders Day'. Founders Day is now celebrated in honour of all 6 founders who played different roles in securing Ghana’s independence in 1957. As Ghana marks its 4th Founders Day, we bring back a rare photo of some of these iconic personalities who fought for Ghana’s freedom from British Colonial rule. The picture which is in one of Ghana’s oldest photo studios; Deo Gratias studio in James Town, was captured by J.K Bruce Vanderpuije in 1948. In the said photograph were all 6 founders of Ghana; Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Joseph Boakye Danquah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey, and William Ofori AttaIt also captured others including Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s mother; Mrs. Adeline Akufo-Addo, and late Ghanaian Poet, Kofi Awoonor.
Source: GhanaWeb August 04, 2022 17:46 UTC