- Ghana marked 25 years as a Republic yesterday, January 7, 2018
- A thanksgiving service was held to commemorate the day
-But concerns have been raised by some interested Ghanaians over the poor lighting system at the event which exposed the President to danger
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, could have easily been reached by anyone who intended to harm him at the National Thanksgiving Service held on Sunday.
This is because of the poor lighting system at the venue throughout the event which ended at night.
The President and his officials were at the Independence Square in Accra to mark 25 years of the Fourth Republic, but it has been concluded that all did not go well with arrangements
Organisers of the event appeared to have done a shoddy job as they failed to consider the duration of the programme which would end at 7pm, and accordingly make arrangements for a proper lighting system.
The lights at the Independence Square couldn’t salvage the situation by brightening the place, which left the entire venue in total darkness as night fell.
Ministers, Diplomats, and other dignitaries present were also seated in darkness with no lights upon them, which would have made it easier for anyone to commit a crime unnoticed in the darkness.
Consequently, some people have taken to their social media pages to express fear and concern over the President’s security at the event.
They are making a case through their comments for better arrangement of lighting system in future events.
Their fear comes from a situation which occurred during the electioneering period in the 2016 general elections.
The President had stormed the Korle Klottey Constituency during a rally to campaign for votes.
But an unknown person at the rally threw a stone at the President which landed on his forehead and that was deadly.
Because the place was dark with no light brightening up the place, the culprit escaped this crime.
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