Kwame Nkrumah (second from right) led Ghana to independence in 1957, but was he the only founder?
In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene explains the politics – and grammar – behind a new public holiday.
I don't know if schoolchildren are still given lines to write as punishment for doing something wrong. If such punishments are still given, then teachers in Ghana surely have their work cut out for them now.
I can foresee pupils across the country being instructed to write the line “I SHALL TAKE PUNCTUATION SERIOUSLY” many times over. That's because even if we didn't know it before, we now know that the placing of an apostrophe can make a lot of difference.
Ghana has got a new public holiday – on 4 August. Since the holiday this year happened to fall on a Sunday, it was celebrated on the following day.
This new holiday in our national calendar has..