Diamond Jubilee Estimated cost of Ghana@60 not expensive - GUTA

The President of the Ghana Union Traders Association, Barima Dr. Ofori Ameyaw said Ghanaians argued that a lot of preparations will be done to ensure the events are a successful and this means funds will be needed to organise them.

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The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has indicated that the estimated cost of Ghana’s 60th independence anniversary celebrations is not outrageous.

This is a contradicting stance to what most Ghanaians have expressed after President Nana Addo announced the estimated cost of the sixtieth-anniversary celebration.

The President of the GUTA, Barima Dr. Ofori Ameyaw said Ghanaians must rather impress on the government to account for the expenditure after the ceremony.

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“In every project, there are always estimates, so I will describe this one also as an estimated budget. In Ghana, if you are talking about 20million Ghana cedis budget for our 60 years celebration, well I’ll say it’s good although we don’t know actually what will go into the activities.”

He argued that a lot of preparations will be done to ensure the events are a successful and this means funds will be needed to organise them.

“You need to do a lot of underground work; you need to do a lot of organisational work before you can succeed in some of these things and yet all these things come at a cost. So for me, I don’t see that 20 million as any big money,” he stated.

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He reiterated that the cost should be accepted by Ghanaians especially as the new government is outlining measures to cut down spending.

“You need a budget that will make everything successful and I believe at the end of the day we are looking for its success. So if this is the cost we will need to make it work then so be it. After all, it’s not an outrageous sum.”

President of Ghana; Nana Akufo-Addo play

President of Ghana; Nana Akufo-Addo

 

President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that the celebration of Ghana’s 60th anniversary will cost a total amount of GHC20 million.

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He was speaking at the unveiling of the Ghana at 60 logo on February 9, 2017, at the Flagstaff House.

Ghana at 60 logo play

Ghana at 60 logo

 

The president said that “the Ghanaian private sector and corporate Ghana, in particular, will provide the funds for this anniversary.”

“My ambition is to commemorate this anniversary with minimum or no burden at all on the national treasury… this must be a Ghanaian undertaking in its true sense and I am appealing to all Ghanaians to chip in to make a success of this important undertaking,” the President said.

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