General News of Thursday, 9 February 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that the celebration of Ghana’s 60th anniversary will cost a total amount of GHC20 million.
He revealed this during the unveiling of the Ghana at 60 on Thursday, February 9 at the Flagstaff House.
The president was quick to add that “corporate Ghana in particular will provide the funds for the anniversary” and that his ambition is to commemorate the anniversary “with the minimum or no burden at all on the national treasury”.
Mr Akufo-Addo had earlier promised a modest celebration during the inauguration of the planning committee.
He ealrlier said: “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.”
Mr Akufo-Addo named Mr Ken Amankwa as chairman for the anniversary planning committee.
Mr Amankwa will be supported by Samuel Abu Jinapor as vice chair. The committee has been tasked with drawing up activities to mark the celebration.
Below is the full list of the committee members:
Ken Amankwa – Chairman
Samuel Abu Jinapor – Vice Chair
Duke Ofori-Atta – Secretary
Ama Serwaa Nyarko
Kwaku Danso Misa (Communication working group)
Abyna Ansah Adjei (Communication working group)
A representative from the vice president’s office
Director of State Protocol
Representative from 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
Group B: Institutional Representation
Representation from the Ghana Armed Forces, National Security, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.