- There will be no Independence Day celebrations at the district level in the Northern region
- This was announced by the regional minister, Salifu Saeed
- The decision, he explained, is to help mobilize all the people in the region to mark the March 6, 2019 celebrations to he held in the region
The Northern regional minister, Salifu Saeed, has announced the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations at the district level of the region.
Peacefmonline.com reports that the decision was taken to enable all districts and municipal chief executives, directors of education, staff, and schoolchildren to participate in the national independence parade to be held in the Northern Regional capital Tamale on March 6, 2019.
A member of the organizing committee of the 62nd Independence Day parade, Lord Commey, announced the regional minister and his deputy took the decision.
The national Independence Day celebration will for the first time in the history of Ghana, take place outside the national capital, Accra.
Commey explained that the organizing committee has made changes to the celebration, noting they have, in 2019, introduced what has been dubbed as “The Year of Return”.
This, he added, seeks to bring to Ghanaians of American descent to Ghana to witness the Independence Day parade.
He revealed that the addition has received massive acceptance as already 150 Ghanaians and Africans of American descent have arrived in Ghana and are currently touring parts of the region.
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