The 4th of August, 2017, has been set aside to mark the ‘birth’ of Ghana, it has been announced.
The Ghana @ 60 planning committee announced at a presser held at the Flagstaff House Wednesday that the 4th day of this month would be honoured as the true birthday of the country.
The Kumawood rivalry boils on relentlessly – Agya Koo has admitted he intentionally did not add Lil Win to the cast of the Concert Party performance put on during the Ghana @ 60 parade.
As we reported earlier, Agya Koo purportedly left out the younger and now more popular Kwadwo Nkansah from the show because he did not want him to steal his shine.
You know what you get whenever maverick politician Kofi Wayo speaks – and that is nothing but fire and blood.
And he’s back with his endless criticisms of anyone and everyone not him, this time against the Ghana @ 60 celebrations.
Comic actor Lil Win has refuted reports that Agya Koo deliberately left him out of the group of Kumawood actors who staged a drama during the Ghana @ 60 parade.
Speaking with MzGee on Hitz Fm, Lil Win described the reports as ‘lies’.
Founder of the Ghana Freedom Party, Madam Akua Donkor, says she’s fearful for her life under the Akufo-Addo led administration.
According to her, the current President hates her and due to that animus, she fears for her safety.
Looks like Agya Koo remains disconcerted with Lil Win’s continued popularity and thus is not interested in working together with him in any setting where the youngster can overshadow him.
Agya Koo recently organised a Concert Party @ 60, which was performed by Kumawood stars as part of the activities marking the Ghana @ 60 event.
Monday, March 6, was the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence, marking that day way back in 1957 when Dr Nkrumah declared us free forever.
Those 60 years have not exactly been all rosy, but turning 60 is a monumental occasion nonetheless and a massive parade was put on to mark the day.
Freedom is such a big deal to humanity. Everyone wants to be free. Back in the day, we could not wait to get into high school where our parents would have almost no influence on our movement anymore. We wanted to be on our own and definitely we were. As though that wasn’t enough, we were even in greater haste to enter university for one major reason― freedom to be us!
Freedom is expensive. It comes with responsibility. Independence comes not only with privileges but a sense of duty, too. After all, of what essence is independence to us when we still are in absolute dependence!
Sixty (60) years of Ghana’s independence is supposed to be no mean achievement. At a retirement age of 60, however, can we really boast of sustainable development and resources which have been accrued over the years?
A diamond anniversary of little or no achievement is not worth celebration, tell you what. It’s like a retiree who blames his woes on how harsh his father (who died many decades ago) was. As though that’s not enough, the little he has on him, he decides to blow it up on a lavish retirement party!
At 60, we are still grappling with the basic needs of our people. At 60, we produce little or nothing on own yet spend a chunk of our wealth on imports. At 60, we are still depending on foreign coaches― we are just allergic to hiring our own Ghanaians to be at the helm of affairs. At 60, we can’t buy and eat Ghanaian. At 60, we still have the colonized mind of a teen!
Ghana @ 60 is generating controversy due to the extraordinary Ghc 20m budget announced by the government, but another decision taken by the Committe is now coming under fire from members of the creative industry.
It has been announced that US gospel singer Don Moen would be headlining the Ghana @ 60 concert planned for Independence Day and local talent are not happy.
Musician/Comedian A Plus has come to the defence of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the NPP government over the Ghc 20m Ghana @ 60 celebrations which has Ghanaians pretty unhappy.
A Plus, in a post on social media, argues that in light of the excesses of the previous administration, those NDC supporters crying foul are simply being hypocritical.
The announcement by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that in order not to burden the country, costs for the Ghana @ 60 celebrations would not exceed Ghc 20m has been roundly condemned by Ghanaians on social media and via other mediums.
The attached announcement that the money would be raised from corporate Ghana has not been received any better, with people wondering, rightly, what these companies would be getting in return for pumping their money into our celebrations.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that the ‘modest’ Ghana @ 60 celebrations he called for would cost Ghc 20m.
The President made the revelation during a ceremony to launch the logo and unveil planned activities for the upcoming celebrations.
The 30 member Ghana @ 60 Planning Committee, whose appointments by the President led to huge public discontent, have revealed that they have agreed not to be paid any allowances for the work they do on the committee.
According to Committee chair Ken Amankwaa, they would not receive a dime from the national coffers for their work.