Ghana@60 to cost GHC20m - President Akufo-Addo

The president made this known at the unveiling of the Ghana at 60 logo on Thursday, February 9 at the Flagstaff House.

 

Speaking at the unveiling of the Ghana at 60 logo on Thursday, February 9 at the Flagstaff House, the president said that “the Ghanaian private sector and corporate Ghana, in particular, will provide the funds for this anniversary.”

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“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.

He explained that the Ghana@60 logo symbolized “the diversity and unity of our country and the aspirations of the Ghanaian people for a dignified and prosperous future.”

“It is appropriate that the theme of this programme should be one of reflection, celebration, challenge and togetherness.”

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He said that apart from the traditional march past, there will also be a Ghana@60 torch touring Ghana’s 10 regions.

“Over the course of the year, the Ghana@60 torch will move from region to region encouraging citizens to participate where they lived and worked supporting domestic tourism and an opportunity to daily reflect, celebrate and challenge ourselves to define the spirit; ‘I am a Ghanaian’," he said.

“I have instructed the planning committee to come up with a plan to develop significant projects that can stand as national monuments for this diamond Jubilee,” the president added.

The theme for the celebration is “Mobilising for Ghana’s Future.”

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