27.02.2007 Press Release

[email protected] in Atlanta

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By [email protected] in Atlanta

The New Ghana: Championing African Excellence

Fellow Ghanaians and friends of Ghana,
I write to update you on developments on our Ghana's Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Sunday, March 4, 2007 3pm to 6pm
An interdenominational service at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church's New Horizon Sanctuary on Sunday, March 4, 2007. All Ghanaian Churches in the Atlanta Metro area will converge at Ebenezer Baptist for a joint church service. It is estimated that about 18 churches will be fully represented at the service. According to Mr. Andoh, the significance of the venue is not only to bring Ghanaians together to worship but also to show case the long term relationship between Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King and the first president of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Please be on time.

Tuesday March 6, 2007 6 pm to 9:30 pm

A Cultural Night for special guests and friends of Ghana will be held at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium. The showcase will feature a durbar of the council of traditional rulers, a documentary on Ghana's independence, cultural displays and a taste of Ghanaian dishes. The Cultural Night will precede a proclamation ceremony by the Mayor of Atlanta. This is by invitation only, so please contact the planning committee if you intend to be part of this historic event.

Wednesday March 7, 2007 6 pm to 9 pm

A symposium will be held the Auburn Avenue Library. A panel of Ghanaian political scientists will discuss the topic “Ghana the past, present and the future”. Please be on time.

Saturday, March 10, 2007 6pm to 2 am

A banquet will be held at the Gwinnett Place Marriott Hotel to round off the weeklong celebration. There will be several door prizes and a raffle to win a free round trip to Ghana on Delta Airlines. Other sponsors include Western Union, Moneygram, Kroger and Hillside Chapel & Truth Center, Inc.

We are happy to announce that both the Hon. Ambassador Andrew Young and Atlanta's Mayor, Shirley Franklin will be in attendance. Tickets to this event are selling fast, and none may be available at the gate.

Please contact the planning committee to reserve yours. Tickets can also be purchased at our website with a credit card at

It is the hope of the planning committee that the proceeds from the events will go toward raising funds to purchase or build a 'Ghana House' in Atlanta.

Additional information regarding the planned events including ticket sales can be obtained from the planning committee's official web site at or call 770-381-5079

Thank you,

Reuben Darku

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