Tema, the busiest sea port city and industrial nerve of Ghana is to execute monumental projects to mark the country's Golden Jubilee celebrations, according to the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr David Quaye Annang.
Addressing a press conference to outline activities by the Municipality for the celebration, Mr Annang said a central library in the city would be refurbished into a modern learning centre with Information Communication Technology facilities.
He said the city's streets would be named while lighting systems along ceremonial roads and pavements would be improved, and that new monuments would also be built at designated sites “to depict the culture and uniqueness of the city.”
He said ¢800 million had been budgeted for the celebration in the municipality.
Mr Annang said the unique role Tema has played in the economic advancement of the nation in the past 50 years calls for special observation of the anniversary.
Besides, it would also afford residents an opportunity to assess the achievements of Tema in line with the dreams and aspirations of the founding fathers and how the city could re-position to help accelerate the growth of the nation.
He urged the old and young as well as stakeholders to contribute positively towards the success of the celebrations.
Mr Annang asked property owners and occupants to beautify them and that illegal structures along the streets would be demolished.
On specific detail of the programme of activities, the city Mayor said there would be an exhibition to showcase products of the various industries in Tema; a fitness walk by people of 50 years and above; cultural festival; children's assembly; regatta; carnivals; clean-up exercises; a float; interdenominational church services; Muslim prayers; as well as the jubilee parade on March 6.
He also stated that institutions and senior citizens who have contributed positively towards the growth of the city would also be awarded to commemorate the event.