Invest resources in developmental projects, not independence day – Sophia Akuffo

Former Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has called on the government to invest funds reserved for the upcoming Independence Day celebrations in developmental projects instead.


She opined that the government doesn't have to waste scarce resources on the independence day celebration when the economy is facing a downturn.

According to the former chief justice on Citi TV, considering investing in developmental projects will best be in the interest of the populace, although it is important to mark the occasion.

“We should celebrate our Independence Day but to gather and march does not matter. I think whatever money is going to be spent on this celebration with everybody going to the Volta region, if they had selected a deprived district and built a new school or selected a ramshackle district hospital or health center and upgraded it and named it Independence school or independence hospital, it will be good.

“Then every year they pick a region and a project and do it, that would be money better spent…this will inure to the benefit of the people, and it will last, but they are going to talk, march, eat and come back and then that’s all.”


The capital of the Volta region, Ho, will on Monday 6th March play host to the national celebration of Ghana‘s 66th Independence anniversary while other regions also host their respective durbars to mark the day.


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