“I ask you to be citizens: citizens, not spectators; citizens, not subjects; responsible citizens building your communities and our nation. Let us work until the work is done.”
The above are the words that Ghanaians and the world at large remember on every January 7.
Ghanaians woke up one day just to be told that January 7 is a holiday; a day set aside to meditate, read and memorise Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.
But U.S President Donald Trump did not get the information well and thought Ghana was remembering an incident that happened during Akufo Addo’s inaugural speech as President of Ghana. Nana Addo plagiarised the words of Bill Clinton’s 1993 inaugural speech.
So Trump thought Ghana was celebrating a National Plagiarism Day. As usual, he wished Ghana a Happy Plagiarism Day and later deleted after the post received thousands of comments alerting him that it’s been changed into a Constitution Day.
Ghanaians are however divided on what to celebrate as our brothers from the NDC and a section of the ruling NPP have chosen to celebrate National Plagiarism Day.