Ghanaians are being assured by President Akufo-Addo that the upcoming 60th anniversary celebration in March this year will be modest, saying the country is not in good financial standing to allow for an elaborate ceremony.
The country having witnessed a rather extravagant 50th anniversary, many worry that a similar fate could befall the country in this year.
But the President gave an assurance when he inaugurated a 30-member committee on Thursday, to oversee the country’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.
“I think all of us are in agreement that the financial and economic circumstances of our country are not what we would like it to be. We have to recognize it; we don’t have the money that we ought to have.
Therefore our celebration of this milestone should be modest. We should take into account our financial circumstances.”
The President however noted that “It [the celebration] should also be elegant and appropriate; it should leave us with a good feeling about ourselves.
Ghana will on 6th March 2017, celebrate its Diamond Jubilee after gaining independence from Britain in 1957. The committee, chaired by Ken Amankwa will supervise all events and planning processes leading to the celebration.