The country’s 60th anniversary planning Committee has resolved to forfeit all remunerations due them.
President Akufo-Addo’s announcement of a 30-member committee to mark the 60th Anniversary of Ghana’s independence received a backlash from critics following the fiasco that characterized the Ghana @50 celebrations under the erstwhile John Kufuor administration.
But a statement signed by Chair of the Committee, Ken Amankwa, stated that “The service to be rendered by the committee members will be strictly on a pro bono basis”.
Below is the full statement:
FORFEITURE OF ALLOWANCE(S) BY MEMBERS OF THE 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY PLANNING COMMITTEE
The 60th Independence Anniversary Planning committee held its maiden meeting on Saturday, the 28th of January, 2017.
At the said meeting, members resolved to forfeit any and all allowance(s) and/or remuneration which may be due them.
The service to be rendered by the committee members will be strictly on a pro bono basis.
This decision was largely motivated by H.E the President’s attitude towards public service, that is to say, selfless service to one’s homeland. Further, we are determined to religiously be guided by H.E. the President’s directive for members to be mindful of the difficult financial and economic circumstances of our country, regarding our 60th anniversary commemoration.
We continue to count on the support and prayers of all Ghanaians in this endeavour.
Thank you and may God continue to bless our homeland.
(CHAIRMAN, 60TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY PLANNING COMMITTEE)