Gh@60 Celebration Should be “Modest” But “Elegant” – Prez Inaugurates Planning C’tte

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated a 30-member Planning Committee to spearhead activities toward the country’s 60th anniversary.

The Committee which would be chaired by Ken Amankwah has representatives from strategic state institutions including the army and police service.

Outdooring members of the anniversary committee at the Flagstaff House on Thursday, 26 January, Mr Akufo-Addo said;
“The celebration of our 60th anniversary should be modest, it should take into account our financial circumstances but it also should be elegant and appropriate, we should live in a good feeling about ourselves.”

He added that “On such an occasion, it is fitting and proper that the nation recognises and commemorates the work of some of its citizens – those who have distinguished themselves, those who have contributed to bringing us to where we are today, and a fitting honour accorded to those to whom honour is due.

“No matter the diversity of opinions and the diversity of origins, we are all fully paid-up members of the Ghana project and these celebrations should advance that sense of unity and oneness among us.

“So I have decided that we should have the Planning Committee to begin work today, 26th of January, towards the anniversary, which is some six or seven weeks away, a very short period of time.”

Among the terms of reference given them by the President include working out activities for the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the country.

March 6, 2017 will mark the 60th Anniversary of Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule in 1957.

The members include;

Ken Amankwah – Chairman

Samuel A. Jinapor – Vice Chairman

Eugene Arhin – Secretary

Duke Ofori-Atta

Lord Commey

Sam Ellis

Edmond Boateng

Michael Ofori-Atta

Ama Serwaa Nyarko

Jefferson Sackey

Kwaku Danso Misa – Communication Working Group

Abyna Ansah Adjei – Communication Working Group

Representative from the Vice President’s Office

Director of State Protocol

Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chief Director at the Presidency

Director Finance and Administration at the Presidency

Director Budget at the Presidency

Representative from State Protocol

Institutional Representation

Representative from the Ghana Armed Forces

Representative from National Security

Representative from the Ghana Police Services

Representative from the Ghana Prison Services

Representative from the Ghana Revenue Authority

Representative from the Ghana National Fire Services

Representative from the Ghana Education Services

Representative from Ministry of Education

Representative from Ministry of Information

Representative from Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts

Representative from Ghana Immigration Services

Source: Peacefmonline.com with additional files from Graphic.com.gh

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