Actor John Dumelo says marking Ghana’s Independence Day with a celebration is not important because ‘there is nothing to celebrate’.
Ghana turned 61 years on Tuesday March 6 after gaining independence on 6th March 1957.
And, as has been the tradition since 1957, parades were held across the country, while in the capital Accra, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo received the national salute at the Black Star Square.
The celebration was under the theme : ”Ghana beyond Aid.”
But John Dumelo sharing his opinion through his Twitter account on March, 6, said he saw no valid point in allocating a budget to celebrate Ghana’s Independence day.
He tweeted the following thoughts:
On 2nd thoughts there’s nothing to celebrate. Pupils lie on their stomachs to study in Yikurugu, UER, teachers teach IT with no computers all over the country etc. Yet we budget millions to celebrate 6th March? Ghana without aid starts with us getting our priorities straight.
— Mr Dumelo (@johndumelo1) March 6, 2018
Meanwhile, some Ghanaians also shared their views on twitter concerning Mr Dumelo’s tweet
All this been happening almost 8years back..you never mentioned a word couse of that previous government was favorable to you..You knew all this but you took vehicles and chop money from the previous government .such people like u at the reason Gh is suffering
— Amin Abdulai (@alonsochalpagn) March 6, 2018
@johndumelo1 your NDC government did it so don’t complain. And you will also do the same when you are given the opportunity
— Brainbox (@Brainbox6691) March 6, 2018
So who do we blame?. Our leaders?? No! Ourselves.. Big things at big places were made and discovered by big people.. We all have a role to play in the betterment of our nation…
Its time the big men advocate to the people that Ghana can also be like Paris but it depends on us.
— babygirl® (@joweynewguy) March 6, 2018
Is this another way to stay as opposition? America celebrate their independence and is everything ok with them? At least there is a few things we can jubilate of, like #Peace #NoFamine #NoBigDisasters and all… let’s be grateful
— kwadwo_king 🇬🇭🔞 (@kwadwoKing69) March 6, 2018