President Akufo-Addo has suspended the staging of parades as part of the celebrations to mark Ghana’s 64th Independence Day celebration.
According to a letter from the Ghana Education Service (GES) released by Citi News, the order was published in a letter from the Presidency to GES on 11 February.
As the world struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the order is in accordance with presidential initiatives to avoid big gatherings.
For this purpose, through their Regional Education Directors, all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Education Directors and Heads of all Schools have been requested to comply with the Directive.
GES reported that the decision was taken in a letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Presidency ordering the suspension of the celebration of independence this year and all its associated activities nationally, owing to the high occurrence rate in the country of COVID-19 incidents.
GES noted in the letter that;
“Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all Regions that the 64th Independence Anniversary Parade on the 6th March 2021 has been suspended forthwith across the country”.
below is the letter;