Independence Celebration at Tamale a good move, ‘waste of money’ not news – PNC Executive




The Brong Ahafo regional Communication Officer of the opposition People’s National Convention (PNC), Abdul Samad Nurideen has lauded the Akuffo-Addo’s led government decision to move the 62nd independence day celebration from Accra to Tamale .

He explained that ,the people of the Northern region for the first time had the real feel of how the day has been celebrated.

This good move boosted economic activities in the area, he added .

However, Former National Security Advisor, Brigadier-General Nunoo-Mensah thinks otherwise .He believes hosting Ghana’s 62nd Independence Day celebration in the Northern region is laudable  but, “not really important”.

“I don’t hate the people in the north but I don’t think this was necessary. How much did the government spend on all dignitaries to Tamale? Most of them went by air and government will bear all these costs. We have so many things to do as a nation; we need money to develop this country,” he said in an interview with NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.

But the PNC executive speaking in an interview with DINPA FM’s morning show ‘dinpa anopa bosuo ‘ said there is no way people should believe that the program will be organized and held successfully outside Accra without the government not spending millions of CEDI’s.

”This is not anything new, it is  bound to happen as far as human beings were involved in the planning” , he stressed.


” But Going forward , I think the government should do well to reduce the cost of spending in moving the celebration from the nation’s capital to any other region”.

He joined the  suggestion by some historians that the Independence Day celebration must be rotated each year in all 16 regions in the country.

The Northern Regional capital, Tamale, on 6th March 2019 hosted the country’s 62nd Independence Day anniversary parade.

It was the first time the event is being held outside the national capital, Accra


Source: Ghana/ Dinpa 91.3

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