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Eastern Regional Senior Citizens’ feted in Koforidua

As part of Government’s recognition of Senior Citizens’ contributions in the affairs of this country, the Republic Day has been marked to fete them, with gifts presented to them.

 

The occasion was graced by the Out-going Eastern Regional Minister and the Deputy, Senior Citizens, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Heads of Department, Traditional Authorities, and the general public.

In a welcome address, the Deputy Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Kwasi Acheampong expressed gratitude to the Senior Citizens for what he described as their immense contributions to the development of this country.

He said late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah set aside the Republic Day to commemorate the struggle for Independence and to celebrate the Senior Citizens.

Mr. Acheampong said President John Mahama was continuing the celebration to recognise the senior citizens for the struggles of this country.

The Out-going Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Julius Debrah said Ghanaians must rally support for President John Mahama to improve the standard of their living conditions.

He said the Government was working relentlessly to realise the “Better Ghana Agenda” it had set for itself. According to him, God used the negative elements in human endeavour to propel success.

“We must make Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s Independence a reality and I think Ghana’s economic woes will make Government strong to rule the country well,” the Minister added.

The Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council presented unspecified gifts to some Senior Citizens through their respective municipal and district assemblies. 

In an interview, a 72-year old Senior Citizen, Mr. Kwaku Anim, who was one of the recipients of the gift expressed gratitude to the Government for the gesture and appealed that the day be celebrated every year. 

He said he was happy that the Government had recognised Senior Citizens.

There was a dazzling display of regalia depicting a colourful culture of the Ghanaian traditional authority.

Some of the Senior Citizens who could not hide their joy found their dancing feet with the Out-going Minister, all in an effort to prove that they still had strength as they had had during their youthful days. 

Source: ISD (Tom Aquinas Sambah)