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26 January 2017

Akufo-Addo inaugurates 30-member Ghana@60 Planning Committee

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated a 30-member Planning Committee to spearhead activities toward nation’s 60th anniversary.

The Committee which would be chaired by Ken Amankwah has representatives from strategic state institutions including the army and police service.

March 6, 2017 will mark the 60th Anniversary of Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule in 1957. Despite high expectations at the time, many today feel the country has not lived up to its economic potential.

President Akufo-Addo at his investiture on January 7 promised to steer clear the country from what appeared a torturous economic climate into the “promised land.”

Among the terms of reference given them by the President include working out activities for the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the country.

The members include;

(1) Ken Amankwah      Chairman

2. Samuel A. Jinapor   Vice Chairman

3.Eugene Arhin          Secretary

4. Duke Ofori-Atta

5. Lord Commey

6. Sam Ellis

7. Edmond Boateng

8. Michael Ofori-Atta

9. Ama Serwaa Nyarko

10. Jefferson Sackey

11. Kwaku Danso Misa         Communication Working Group

12. Abyna Ansah Adjei         Communication Working Group

13. Representative from the Vice President’s Office

14. Director of State Protocol

15. Chief of Protoco, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

16. Chief Director at the Presidency

17. Director Finance and Administration at the Presidency

18. Director Budget at the Presidency

19.Representative from State Protocol

 

Group B  Institutional Representation

20. Representative from the Ghana Armed Forces

21. Representative from National Security

22. Representative from the Ghana Police Services

23. Representative from the Ghana Prison Services

24. Representative from the Ghana Revenue Authority

25. Representative from the Ghana National Fire Services

26. Representative from the Ghana Education Services

27. Representative from Ministry of Education

28. Representative from Ministry of Information

29. Representative from Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts

30. Representative from Ghana Immigration Services

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