By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express
Mr. Kwadwo Mpiani, a former Chief of Staff under ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration has called for the inclusion of the Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Ghana@60 Committee role.
According to him, the MPs represent the citizens and including them on the Ghana@60 Committee will be a fair representative of the people.
Kwadwo Mpiani, former Chief of Staff
Speaking to the Daily Express, Mr. Mpiani said he expect the committee to perform very well even better than what happened at the Ghana@50 celebration.
“I believe the 30-member committee is okay because they will set up various sub-committees to see the implementation of the event successfully. But my worry is the absence of the MPs,” he complained.
He pointed out that if the committee members are made up of representatives from the Parliament, it makes it difficult for Ghanaians to criticize the works of the committee. “This is because people from different political parties will be included,” he added.
On the 6th March, 2017 Ghana will celebrate its 60 years anniversary after the country gained independence.
The Ghana@60 Committee is chaired by Mr. Ken Amankwah, former Director General of Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
Other members are Samuel A. Jinapor (Vice Chairman), Eugene Arhin (Secretary), Duke Ofori-Atta, Lord Commey, Sam Ellis, Edmond Boateng, Michael Ofori-Atta, Ama Serwaa Nyarko, Jefferson Sackey, Kwaku Danso Misa (Communication Working Group), Abyna Ansah Adjei (Communication Working Group), Representative from the Vice President’s Office, Director of State Protocol, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chief Director at the Presidency, Director of Finance and Administration at the Presidency, Director of Budget at the Presidency, and Representative from State Protocol.
The Representative from the Ghana Armed Forces, Representative from National Security, Representative from the Ghana Police Services, Representative from the Ghana Prison Services, Representative from the Ghana Revenue Authority, Representative from the Ghana National Fire Services, Representative from the Ghana Education Services, Representative from the Ministry of Education, Representative from the Ministry of Information, Representative from the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Arts, and Representative from the Ghana Immigration Services.