President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that the celebration of Ghana’s sixtieth anniversary will cost a whopping GHS 20 million.
He revealed this during the unveiling of the Ghana@60 celebrations logo on Thursday, February 9, at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
The president was quick to add that “corporate Ghana in particular will provide the funds for the anniversary” and that his ambition is to commemorate the anniversary “with a minimum or no burden at all on the national treasury”.
Mr Akufo-Addo had earlier promised a modest celebration during the inauguration of the planning committee.
He earlier said: “No matter the diversity of opinions and the diversity of origins, we are all fully paid-up members of the Ghana project and these celebrations should advance that sense of unity and oneness among us.
“So I have decided that we should have the Planning Committee to begin work today, 26th of January, towards the anniversary, which is some six or seven weeks away, a very short period of time.”
Nana Akufo-Addo inaugurates a 31-member committee a month ago
The committee had representation from the Ghana Armed Forces, National Security, Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Prisons Service, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.