President Akufo-Addo has launched a 30-member committee to plan for the country’s 60th-anniversary celebrations scheduled to take place in March.
The committee, chaired by Ken Amankwah, includes representatives from the various security agencies, some ministries of state and the Presidency.
Ghana will on 6th March 2017, celebrate its Diamond Jubilee after gaining independence from Britain in 1957.
Below is the list of members serving on the committee;
Ken Amankwah (Chairman)
Samuel A. Jinapor (Vice Chairman)
Eugene Arhin (Secretary)
Ama Serwaa Nyarko
Kwaku Danso Misa (Communication Working Group)
Abyna Ansah Adjei (Communication Working Group)
Representative from the Vice President’s Office
Director of State Protocol
Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Chief Director at the Presidency
Director Finance and Administration at the Presidency
Director Budget at the Presidency
Representative from State Protocol
Group B Institutional Representation
Representative from the Ghana Armed Forces
Representative from National Security
Representative from the Ghana Police Services
Representative from the Ghana Prison Services
Representative from the Ghana Revenue Authority
Representative from the Ghana National Fire Services
Representative from the Ghana Education Services
Representative from Ministry of Education
Representative from Ministry of Information
Representative from Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts
Representative from Ghana Immigration Services
‘Ghana at 50 committee’
The last time a similar committee was inaugurated was in 2007 by President John Agyekum Kufour, to organize the celebration of Ghana’s 50th anniversary.
It emerged after the celebration that there was a gross misappropriation of funds by the committee that operated as a secretariat.
Dr. Wereko-Brobbey and Kwadwo Okyere Mpiani, Chairman of the National Planning Committee for Ghana@50 in August 2010, were discharged by an Accra Fast Track High Court of charges of willfully causing financial loss to the State.
They were accused of financial malfeasance and recommended for prosecution by a 3-member committee set up by the then President John Atta-Mills to investigate the celebrations.
They pleaded not guilty and were subsequently discharged by a Court of Appeal on the grounds that the charges leveled against them were instituted in breach of their fundamental human rights.