The Chairman of the 60th Independence Anniversary Planning Committee, Mr Ken Amankwah, has unveiled the ‘I Pledge’ campaign to Ghanaians in support of the country’s Diamond Jubilee celebration and mobilising for the nation’s future.
The rationale for the campaign, Mr Amankwah explained, was to rally all Ghanaians to play a role in nation building.
“Before we can work together, we first need to commit to something that we all believe in. The pledge campaign encourages all Ghanaians to be supportive of the government and the country,” he explained when he addressed a news conference at the Flagstaff House in Accra yesterday.
He also 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, Lord Commey, the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Events, said there would be the launch of a Jubilee Technology Start-up Challenge for the many talented young Ghanaians whose innovations never saw the light of day because of lack of funding.
He said the competition would unveil innovations that boosted governance, business, health, education…