The 66th Independence Day National celebrations will be held in the Volta Region.
According to Lord Commey, director of operations at the Office of the President, the president chose the region to host the national annual celebration in accordance with his personal pledge to rotate the event among the Regions to strengthen national unity.
When he led members of the event’s National Planning Committee into the region on Friday to inform traditional authorities of the development, he made this clear.
Divine Bosson, the head of the Ho municipal government, and other stakeholders in the Region led Commey’s initial call to the Asogli Traditional Council.
“The president has sent us to inform you of his decision to host the 66th anniversary of Ghana’s independence in Volta to honor the Volta people.”
This important celebration of Ghana’s independence cannot continue solely at the independence square. This year, he has decided that the Volta Region, Ghana’s oxygen city, will take the helm.
He stated that the meeting’s primary purpose was to obtain the support of local stakeholders, particularly traditional authorities, for the celebration, and that their input would be essential to ensuring that the event becomes a “full display of a national character.”
Additionally, Commey praised the gains for the local economy.
“It is an honor to be informed of this event in Volta and that it would be taking place on our land,” declared Asogli State warlord Togbe Adzie Lakle Howusu XII.
He stated that the celebration would undoubtedly become a landmark occasion that would exalt the region’s independence.
“The fact that we are witnessing the celebration here is a joyous honor for those of us who witnessed independence. If you were not able to attend the initial celebration, please join us.
Consequently, we are grateful to the President for selecting Volta. The warlord added, “We are very grateful.”
Togbe Howusu praised the Committee, which included key members like heads of various security agencies, said he was confident of their excellent execution, and he promised the Asogli people’s support.
“We will be by your side. We will provide you with all of our assistance to ensure the success of this celebration. With your and our support, we believe; This celebration will surpass all others.
When the team called on the Volta Region House of Chiefs, the president, Togbe Tepre Hodo, stated that it was “good news” to host the event in Volta.
He stated that the region would give the celebration their full support 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 Ghana’s great mother, and we will demonstrate everything necessary to make this celebration the best,”
Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, led the delegation to the House of Chiefs. The group then went to the new Ho sports stadium to check on how things were going.
When the team arrived, the 5000-capacity facility, whose progress had previously slowed, was rapidly being completed.
Commey visited the location, provided the necessary recommendations, and urged stakeholders to make use of the event to promote the area.
The shocking news is that the Volta Region will host the Independence Day celebrations for the first time in Ghana’s history. At the venue, he told reporters, “We are putting Volta on the map of the world.”
In light of the rapid pace of work, site engineers assured the media that the facility would be delivered on time.
In addition, the regional minister assured that serious planning was in progress and that, with the support of all stakeholders, progress would be uninterrupted.