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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One Ghana Unity Flag arrives in Brong Ahafo Region

The One Ghana Unity Flag, which is on a nationwide float as part of activities marking the centenary birthday celebrations of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first President, arrived in Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region on Tuesday.

It arrived at the regional capital in the early hours of Tuesday, after a tour of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions. Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, flanked by the Deputy Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Opoku and members of the Regional Co-ordinating Council received the flag, at Techiman, which had arrived from Tamale. Mr. Marfo and the flagbearers led a procession of security agencies and school children amidst brass band music through some principal streets of Sunyani to the Jubilee Park, where he addressed a special parade.

The regional minister recounted Nkrumah's leading role in the struggle for Ghana's independence, adding: "It is important that we remember him particularly for the country's high score in democratic credentials and development, which has projected her as a shining example to the rest of Africa and the world."

Mr. Marfo extolled Dr Nkrumah's instrumental role in the creation of the region.

Mr. Anastas Anderson, team leader, said the essence of the one Ghana unity flag tour initiative was to remind Ghanaians that Ghana "is our only country and we need to be united to move her forward".

To drive the message of unity in diversity home that Ghana is one country with one people and a common destiny, the regional and the deputy ministers and members of the public appended their signatures in the flip side of the flag.

The flag is due for the Ashanti Region and then to the Central and Volta regions.

The tour is expected to end in Greater Accra Region on September 21, the birthday of Dr Nkrumah.

Source: GNA

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