THE GHANAIAN TIMES MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009, PAGE 4
‘ONE GAHAN UNITY FLAG’ PARADED AT WA
FROM MATTHEW AYOO, WA
Hundreds of people defied a heavy downpour to attend the ‘One Ghana Unity Flag’ parade held here on Friday as part of activities to mark the Centenary Celebration of Ghana’s First President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Cesar kale was joined by the various Heads of Department, workers and students to meet infinite communications limited organisers of the event, five kilometres from was.
They drove through the principal streets of the municipality and converged at the jubilee park where Mr. Kale appended his signature to the flag followed by departmental heads and the public.
The flag which began in was would be sent to all the regions and finally in Accra on September 21 for the climax of the celebrations.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Kale appealed to the people of Bawku in the upper east region to use the “one Ghana unity flag parade” to smoke the peace pipe and give peace a chance.
He said Nkrumah stood for peace and unity and his centenary celebration must not be marred by wars and conflicts.
Mr. kale told the youth to say ‘No’ to conflicts and urged them not to allow themselves to be used to foment trouble.
Let us begin a path of a good image of the north in line with Nkrumah’s visionary idea of a united Ghana, he said.
Mr. Anastas Anderson of Infiniti communications limited said the one Ghana unity flag parade, forms part of efforts by the planning committee to rekindle the unity vision of Dr. Nkrumah.
He urged the public to show interest in the centenary activities, saying , “uniting the country as one nation with one destiny as was envisaged by Dr. Nkrumah should be a collective responsibility.”