Ghana Education Service headed by Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has suspended the 64th Independence Anniversary Parade which would have come off on 6th March, 2021.
The 64th edition of the historic independence parade was cancelled because of the high rate of the Covid-19 pandemic which is rising on the daily basis.
GES cancelled this due to a directive from the office of the presidency through the Chief calling for the cancellation of the parade based on the rampant Covid-19 cases that the country is recording.
The press release was signed by Anthony Boateng, Deputy Director-General for his boss, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.
The release by GES state’s,
“Management is in receipt of a letter dated 11h February, 2021 from the Office of the Chief of Staff, Office of HE. the President of the Republic directing the suspension of this year’s 6th March celebration and all its related activities in the Regions, Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies across the country due to the high prevalence rate of COVID-19 cases in the country. Consequently, 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. All Regional Directors are therefore entreated to bring this important directive to
the notice of Metropolitan/Municipal/ District Education Directors and Heads of
all Institutions under their jurisdiction for strict compliance. Thank you”