Programme of activities for first phase of 60th Independence Anniversary unveiled

| Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 6:18am



The 60th Independence Anniversary Planning Committee, has unveiled a detailed programme of activities for the first phase of the year-long celebration, which started from February 9, 2017 with an evening with the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during which he hosted Corporate Ghana and also unveiled the logo for the anniversary.

The first phase is expected to end on March 12, 2017 with a festival by the Musicians Union of Ghana MUSIGA.

Throwing light on some key activities for the period, the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Events, Lord Commey, said there would be the launch of a Jubilee Technology Start-up Challenge for talented young Ghanaians whose innovations were never utilised because of lack of funding.

He said the competition would unveil innovations that boost governance, business, health, education and other areas.

Tales from yesteryears, a documentary featuring older people recounting their experiences and memories of the pre-independence struggle, independence and the post-independence era, would also be running on television.

He said ideas are still being collated and interested parties can still bring their ideas on board.

As part of activities there will be Christians and Muslims day of prayers, Commissioning of Legacy projects, football match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, boxing and construction of 600 libraries in 60 deprived communities.

The Committee is also embarking on what it calls the ‘Pledge Campaign’.

It is to create awareness on things Ghana can do to remind citizens of their heritage.