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The Planning Committee of the Ghana @ 60 celebrations has indicated that individuals who wish to use the logo for the celebration, or for any moneymaking purpose, could do so without any charges.

As had been the practice, if you intended to use such logos for commercial gains, you would have to see the committee in order to arrange to pay some royalties. Fortunately for such people, this years logo could be used for any purpose without paying any royalties, Lord Commey, a Member of the Planning Committee, announced what President Nana Akufo-Addo had directed the committee to do.

"There are no royalties to be paid. Use the logo; print whatever you want; sell them and make money into your pocket," Lord Commey said at a press conference in Accra yesterday.

There are rumours going on that an invitation has been extended to foreign artistes to come and perform in Ghana as part of the celebration. Whereas some believe it is just to spice up the celebration, others, especially the lead opposition party, think otherwise.

Meanwhile, Lord Commey debunked the rumours and said that the committee would not pay "pesewa" to bring any artiste to perform, adding that it was the initiative of event planners who wish to hold the said concert.

"The Committee has not invested one Ghana cedi in Don Moen concert. They (organizers of the concert) will only get the stage that would be used for the independent parade, PA system and protocol, Rev. Josh Laryea and his committee, if they want to tell you where they got their money from fine. The issue is settled. Let the propaganda stop for us to lice as one people," he remarked.

"We are organizing this for any party that would come to power. I don't think there could be an arrangement after 7th December till now for Don Moen to come to Ghana, We organised the [email protected] Gospel Concert and we had started the arrangement long ago this Ghana @60," he cleared the issued.

Rev. Josh Laryea of International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), who was a member of the committee that planned the Ghana @ 50 international gospel concert, stated that it takes a lot of time to arrange for a foreign artiste to come down and perform. he said his committee had already arranged for Don Moen to participate in this celebration far before the Nana Addo-led government came to power.

Also, the cloth for the anniversary was out-doored at the press conference with a variety of colours, including white, yellow, blue and green, with the [email protected] years logo used to design the cloth depicting the true heritage of Ghana.

The committee also told teh media that it had no intention of getting involved in the sale of the cloth, therefore, one has to go to Makola to purchase 12 yards at a recommended wholesale price of GH220 and retail at GH240.

The committee has measures in place to set up 60 electronic libraries (E-Libraries) at 60 deprived communities in the country to commemorate the anniversary.

Source: The Chronicle

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