Volta Region will host 66th Independence Day celebrations. The Volta Region has been chosen to host the 66th National Independence Day Celebrations.
Mr Lord Commey, Director of Operations at the President’s Office, stated that the President chose the Region to host the national annual celebration as part of his personal commitment to rotate the event among the Regions in order to strengthen national cohesion.
He made this clear when he led members of the event’s National Planning Committee into the Region on Friday to brief traditional authorities on the developments.
Mr Commey first addressed the Asogli Traditional Council, which was led by Mr Divine Bosson, Ho Municipal Chief Executive, and other regional stakeholders.
“The President has sent us to inform you of his decision to honour the people of Volta by getting the Region to host the 66th anniversary of Ghana’s independence.
The independence square cannot continue to host this important celebration of Ghana’s independence on its own.
He has decided that this year is the year of the Volta Region, Ghana’s oxygen city.” Volta Region will host 66th Independence Day celebrations.
He stated that the purpose of the meeting was to solicit support from local stakeholders, particularly traditional authorities, for the celebration, and that their input would be critical in ensuring that the event became a “full display of national character.”
Mr. Commey also emphasized the benefits to the local economy.
“It is an honor to be informed of this event in Volta and that it will take place on our land,” said Togbe Adzie Lakle Howusu XII, Warlord of the Asogli State.
He stated that the celebration would undoubtedly become a historical event, bringing the glory of independence to the Region.
“Those of us who saw independence are happily honoured that we are seeing the celebration here. Those of you here who did not see the first celebration, come, and join us.
We are therefore thankful to the President for choosing Volta. We are very grateful,” the Warlord stated.
Togbe Howusu commended the Committee, which was made up of heads of the various security agencies among key others, and said he was sure of their excellent delivery, and thus promised the support of the people of Asogli.
“We will be with you. We will give you all the support to make this celebration a success. We believe with our support and your support; this celebration will be equal to none.”
When the team arrived at the Volta Region House of Chiefs, Togbe Tepre Hodo, President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, said it was “good news” that the event would be held in Volta.
He stated that the Region would fully support the celebration in order to make it one of the best.
“I can assure you that the Volta Region has a lot to offer in terms of demonstrating commitment to this great mother Ghana, and we will do everything in our power to make this celebration the best it can be.”
Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, led the delegation to the House of Chiefs, and the team then went to the new Ho sports stadium to check on the progress of construction.
When the team arrived, the 5000-capacity facility, which had previously stalled, was nearing completion.
Mr. Commey inspected the site and made the necessary recommendations, while charging stakeholders to use the event to market the Region.
“The breaking news is that for the first time in Ghana’s history, Volta Region would host the Independence Day Celebrations. “We’re putting Volta on the map,” he said to reporters at the event.
Given the pace of construction, site engineers told the media that the facility would be completed ahead of schedule.
The Regional Minister also stated that planning was continuing in earnest and that he was confident of unbroken progress with the support of all stakeholders.