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Dumelo wants Independence Day in Volta cancelled to save cash

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John Dumelo is calling on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to cancel the Independence Day celebration at the national, regional and district levels to save the country “millions of Ghana Cedis”.

Instead, he suggests that the President simply gives a national address from the national capital Accra to the nation to mark the event.

The seasoned actor, who also doubles as a politician and farmer, argues that Ghana is experiencing a severe economic crisis and that it is necessary to practice prudent living in all initiatives that depend on government funds.

“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,” Dumelo wrote on his Twitter page.

His suggestion has sparked mixed reactions among his followers, with some agreeing with him while others say it is too late because preparations for the event are already underway and a lot of money has already been spent.

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

The celebration which would be under the theme: “Our Unity; Our Strength; Our Purpose”, would be honoured by thousands from across the country and the world.

The day is scheduled to be marked with national and regional activities including the main ceremony which will be held in the Volta Regional capital of Ho.

During the launch of the event, the Chairman of the National Planning Committee, Lord Commey, disclosed that the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló would grace the parade as the special guest of honor.

However, President Akufo-Addo together with some dignitaries are also expected to be at the event where he will deliver an address.

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