Ghana @60 Gambia's Barrow, 9 others to attend Independence anniversary celebration

Ghana will on Monday, March 6, 2017, hold one of the major highlights of Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary: the 6th March Parade at the Independence Square.

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The spokesperson for the Ghana @60 planning committee Jefferson Sackey has disclosed that 10 African leaders have confirmed their participation in Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary celebrations.

They include the leaders of Mali, Zambia, Gambia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Algeria and Nigeria,

Ghana will on Monday, March 6, 2017, hold one of the major highlights of Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary: the 6th March Parade at the Independence Square.

Mr Sckey told Radio Ghana that preparation for Monday's event at the Independence Square is being wrapped up.

play Gambia's Barrow is expected to attend the 60th Independence Anniversary.


He said all the various stages and media stands that are supposed to be mounted at the Independence Square have been done.

Asked about the corporate support towards the anniversary celebration, Mr Sackey noted that the support has been "quite encouraging."

According to him, the committee is mindful of the difficult economic situation Ghana finds herself, adding that the committee does not want to put pressure on corporate Ghana.

--GHC10,00 disbursed to assemblies--

The government on Friday released GHC10,000 to each of the Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies to support the 60th anniversary celebrations.

A statement released by the Controller and Accountant General, Seidu Kotomah, on Friday 2 March said the amount is to support the district assemblies to celebrate Ghana's 60th Independence Anniversary.

“The Controller and Accountant General wishes to inform all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies that an amount of GHS 10,000.00 (ten thousand Ghana cedis) each has been transferred into the Sub Consolidated Fund (Sub CF) account of the assemblies. This amount is to support the district assemblies to celebrate Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary," the statement said.

The statement added: "Management of the assemblies should note that this amount is part of the outstanding disbursement of the District Assemblies Common Fund.

"In view of the above, the District Assemblies’ Common Fund administrator is being requested to deduct same amount from the outstanding payments of the Common Fund for each assembly before transferring the balance to them.”

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