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Akufo-Addo suspends Independence Day celebrations following COVID-19 outbreak

All schools across the country have been instructed to halt embarking on parades to mark Ghana’s 64th Independence Day celebration following Covid-19 cases in the country.

This was contained in a memo issued to all Municipal and District Education Directors and Heads of all schools by the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Monday, February 15.

The directive to halt the parades slated for 6 March 2021, according to the Ghana Education Service, was given in a letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency on February 11.

“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,” GES noted in the memo.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams

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