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10-Nov-2017  
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The Planning Committee for the 5th Anniversary celebration of the late Vice President Aliu Mahama has outlined activities for the commemoration.

Gabby Otchere-Darko, Chairperson of the committee, addressing the media, said the late Mahama stood for integrity and dignity, adding that the activities, which would run from 16th November to 6th December, would truly reflect his very person and attributes.

The commemoration is under the theme, “Celebrating Aliu Mahama five years on.”

Activities

Mr Otchere-Darko indicated that the celebration would commence with a solemn Islamic prayer at 10:00 am in the late Mahama’s house on the 16th,” the day he passed on at the Number 4 Switchback Road, Accra.

“There will be fundraising to support the work of the Aliu Mahama Foundation, a cocktail and art exhibition themed, “Wealth of the North” at the International Conference Centre on the same day.

The celebration, Gabby indicated, would be moved to Kumasi where a general cleaning and greening of the city would be held in honour of the former vice president – with support from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) – on 25th November.

“There is going to be a programme called ‘Soap Kitchen’ that is intended to feed and clothe the homeless as well,” he said.

Mr. Otchre-Darko described President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to name the Tamale Stadium after former Vice President Aliu Mahama for what he stood for and the personal role he played in the building of the stadium as one of the many ways government was using to keep his legacy.

He further said the Finance Minister, Kenneth Ofori-Atta, would be delivering a lecture on 6th December under the theme, “Transforming Ghana beyond aid: how we get there” – where he would be throwing light on fiscal discipline – at the Accra International Conference Centre.

President Nana Akufo-Addo would officially rename the Sports Stadium after Aliu Mahama on 6th December in Tamale.

The Executive Director of the Aliu Mahama Foundation (AMF), Dr Samuel Frimpong, said the late Mahama was a noble man who stood for humanity and championed the cause of greater discipline in society and should therefore be remembered with the continuation of his legacy.

“He campaigned for greater discipline, supported the needy and showed concern for the health needs of the vulnerable,” he recounted.

Dr Frimpong said lack of funds was making it difficult for the foundation to sustain the services the former vice president rendered to society.

Recollecting some of the humanitarian activities of the late Alui Mahama, Dr. Frimpong said he organized free medical outreaches, provided startup capital for traders and small businesses and cared about the general wellbeing of the marginalized.
 
 
 
Source: Daily Guide
 
 

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