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Koforidua set for 67th Independence Day celebration – Regional minister

The Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, has disclosed ongoing preparations for the upcoming 67th Independence Day celebrations in Koforidua, emphasizing the thorough arrangements in place to ensure the success of the event.

In an interview with JoyNews on March 5, just before the scheduled celebration on Wednesday, Acheampong highlighted the extensive rehearsals conducted over the past weeks, with the final one taking place the previous day.

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He assured that not only are the contingents ready, but the designated venue for the event is also fully prepared.

Acknowledging the potential influx of people into the town and the resulting heavy traffic, the minister mentioned that the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service would strategically deploy personnel to manage the situation at crucial points.

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“We have been rehearsing for the past weeks. Yesterday was our final rehearsal day with all the contingents on parade. That aside, the ground where we are going to host this event is also ready.”

Themed “Our Democracy, Our Pride,” the Independence Day celebration on March 7 is anticipated to draw attention to Koforidua, with Acheampong expressing enthusiasm about the region being the hosting location.

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He believes that the event will not only attract more people to Koforidua but also contribute to promoting the city as a desirable travel destination.

Addressing the anticipated challenges, Acheampong assured the public that a dedicated health team would be on standby to promptly respond to any emergencies that may arise during the celebration.

“Most people might have already heard of Koforidua, but with the coming into town for the celebration, it is going to bring more people…and it is going to help promote Koforidua,” he said.

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