The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has appealed to African leaders to focus on the vision Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to spearhead development in Ghana and the African continent.
He noted that it was high time Africans lived the ideals of Dr. Nkrumah in the quest for a united Africa to accelerate the pace of continental development.
Mr. Buah, who is also the Minister for Energy and Petroleum Resources said this during the launching of Founder's Day to mark the 104th birthday celebration of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Ghana at Nkroful; his birthplace.
The week-long celebration is on the theme: "Making oil and gas conducive for our environment through games".
Activities lined up for the occasion are inter-schools sports competition, durbar, musical and coral concert.
The event, which brought all the eight Senior High Schools in Nzemaland in a sports fiesta competition, is being sponsored by the Ghana Tourism Board and Creative Arts in conjunction with the Minister for Energy and Petroleum Resources.
Mr. Buah assured the people that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will continue to propagate the vision of Dr. Nkrumah to better the lot of the citizenry.
He also challenged the youth to emulate the shining example of Dr. Nkrumah.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Daniel K. Eshun paid tribute to the late President John Atta Mills for instituting the Founder's Day to reflect on Dr. Nkrumah's achievements.
He appealed to government to focus more attention on the development of Nkroful though the Assembly was trying its best.