Coronavirus: President Suspends 64th Independence Anniversary Festivity

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended the celebration of this year’s Independence Anniversary.

The mandate is in accordance with ban on social gatherings put in place by government in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GES said the decision was given in a letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency directing for the suspension of this year’s independence celebration and all its related activities nationwide due to the high prevalence rate of COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Consequently, management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all regions that the 64th Independence Anniversary Parade on the 6th of March, 2021, has been suspended forthwith,” a circular dated February 15, 2021, signed and issued by the Deputy Director-General of the GES, Anthony Boateng said.

“All Regional Directors are, therefore, entreated to bring this important directive to the notice of Metropolitan/Municipal/District Education Directors and Heads of all institutions under their jurisdiction for strict compliance,” it added.

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