This year’s event will feature a route march and a Durbar of chiefs and people, as well as a wreath-laying ceremony.
The former president, Jerry John Rawlings, who disclosed this said that this year’s event will feature a route march and a Durbar of chiefs and people, as well as a wreath-laying ceremony.
The perpetual flame will also be lit at the event.
The commemoration is a sober and reflective moment which seeks to remind the Ghanaian populace of the principles that underpinned the popular revolution, Rawlings said.
He made the comment at the inaugural meeting of the Local Organizing Committee led by the Volta Regional MPs caucus Chairman, Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, and the Volta Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, John Kwadwo Gyapong.
Other members of the committee include the immediate past Regional Minister of the Volta Region, Helen Ntosu, Former Deputy Regional Minister Francis Ganyaglo, MP for Ho Central, Benjamin Kpodo, Chairperson of the Volta Women’s working committee and former minister of state, Dzifa Attivor, former MP for Ho Central Capt George Nfodjo, and the former Regional Chairman of the Volta Regional NDC, Kwasi Aboagye.
The committee includes the cadres of the revolution led by their Volta Regional Chairman Comrade Frank Adoba.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘’Uniting around the principles of probity, accountability, and social justice”.
The December 31 revolution of 1981 was led by Mr Rawlings, then a flight lieutenant in the Ghana Air Force, who overthrew the Dr Hilla Limann government which had won elections two years earlier.