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30.01.2007 Press Release

PROGRAMME FOR GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION IN SWITZERLAND OUTDOORED

By Daniel Okaiteye-Blessyn
PROGRAMME FOR GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION IN SWITZERLAND OUTDOORED
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The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Ghana in Geneva, the Embassy of Ghana in Berne in association with the Coordinating Committee for the Organisation of Ghana's Golden Jubilee Celebration in Switzerland have outdoored a programme of activities to mark the Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Switzerland.

The main objective of the Celebration is to showcase Ghana's rich cultural heritage, natural resources and investment opportunities. The Celebrations will further strengthen the friendly relations that exist between the two countries with special emphasis on the promotion of socio-economic and cultural cooperation.

Funds to be generated from the celebration will be used to support development projects, particularly in the health and educational sectors in Ghana.

The celebrations begin with a Ghanaian stamp collection from colonial times to date in Lucerne on Friday 26th January 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The programme also includes a special Moslem Prayer in Geneva on 2nd March 2007, Official receptions by the Embassy of Ghana in Berne on 6th March 2007 and by the Permanent Mission in Geneva on 9th March 2007. A Trade Exhibition from 14th to 20th April 2007 as well as a concert featuring Kojo Antwi, Sidney and Meiway on 21st April 2007 in Geneva. A special Thanksgiving Service has also been scheduled to be held on 11th March 2007 in Geneva.

H.E. Mr. Kwabena Baah-Duodu has, meanwhile appealed to all Ghanaians and friends of Ghana to endeavour to make the celebration a success in Switzerland. The theme for the celebration is the same as in Ghana, i.e. 'Championing African Excellence”

Below is the date, time, programme and venue including the cities:

1)26th January 2007 - 6.00 p.m.
Ghanaian Stamp Collection Exhibition
Lucerne

2) 2nd March 2007
Special Moslem Prayers (Tentative)
Geneva

3) 6th March 2007 - 6.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.
Official Reception by the Embassy of Ghana, Berne
(By invitation)
Bellevue Palace, Kochergasse 3-5, Berne

4) 9th March 2007 - 6.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m.
Official Reception by the Ghana Permanent Mission, Geneva
(By invitation)
Geneva

5) 11th March 2007 - 4:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving Service
World Council of Churches, Geneva

6) 11th March 2007
Thanksgiving Service
(Tentative)
Zurich

7) 14th - 20th April 2007
Trade Exhibition
Villa Sarasin, Geneva

8) 21st April 2007
Concert
Palexpo, Geneva

9) 19th - 20th June 2007
Investment Forum
Zurich

10) 30th June 2007
Food Fair
Vallé de Jour

11) 28 July 2007
Fundraising Dinner Gala
Berne

12) 25th August 2007
Cultural Event/Durbar
Basel

13) 29th September 2007
Fund Raising Dinner Dance
Zurich

14) 30th September 2007
Thanksgiving Service
(Tentative)
Zurich

15) 30th September 2007
Ambassador meets Ghanaian
Community (Tentative)
Zurich

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