VIDEO: Ghana @ 60 must be ‘modest’ but ‘elegant’ – Akufo-Addo

The Ghana @ 60 celebration must be “modest” yet “elegant”, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.

Launching 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.”

Ghana turns 60 on March 7, the day it got independence from Britain in 1957.

Mr Akufo-Addo 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

Eugene Arhin

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)

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.

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