The honourable Member of Parliament on the ticket of the opposition NDC, Supt. (rtd) Peter Toobu Lanchene says this years independence days celebration should be done virtually.
Ghana, on the March 6, 2021 will clock 64 years since its independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and it is marked often with parades all over the country.
However, this year’s edition of the anniversary raises an eyebrow as the deadly covid-19 pandemic is still causing ravage in the country and the rest of the world.
For Peter Toobu, who is the MP for Wa West and former Executive Secretary to a retired Inspector General of Police, doing the normal parade at this time will not be safe as it will be a venue for the spread of the coronavirus which has claimed the lives of more than 500 persons in the country.
He proposed that the 64th independence celebration be done virtually so that the spread of the virus will be effectively checked. This, he said is an innovative idea which can help in the collective fight against covid.
“Virtual Independence Day celebration. Let’s see the innovation in celebrating our 64th anniversary in the New Normal,” a text image on his facebook wall reads.