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Cancel Independence Day celebrations and save us millions- Dumelo to Akufo-Addo



The 2020 parliamentary candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, John Dumelo has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to call off events marked for the observance of Ghana’s 66th Independence Day celebrations.

According to John Dumelo, calling off celebrations and marking the day with an address televised from the president will help the country save money to fix economic situations.

‘‘Greetings @NAkufoAddo, respectfully we are in hard times, can you please cancel all state, regional and district Independence Day celebrations? You can do your usual ‘fellow Ghanaians’ broadcast on tv. This will save us millions of cedis. Thanks so much,’’ he tweeted, Wednesday, March 1.


Ghana’s 66th Independence Day celebration falls on Monday, March 6, 2023.

The Volta Region has been selected to host this year’s activities under the theme: “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose,” with the Special Guest of Honour being President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea Bissau, who is also the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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