In a statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Alhaji Abubakari Inusah, the Chief Director of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, the decision was taken after a meeting of the Planning Committee on Friday November 24, 2023.
The statement attributed the postponement of the celebration to the recent financial challenges, which had made it difficult to commemorate it in all the 15 Municipal and Districts and the need to centralise the celebration at one location.
“That the districts needed some time to reorganise themselves for the celebration since it was an innovation.
“In view of this, it has been decided to reschedule the celebration from Friday, December 1, Friday to December 8, 2023”, it said.
The statement indicated that celebration would be held at the Jubilee Park in Bolgatanga, where all the districts would converge with their awards and awardees.
“In view of this, the Municipal and District Assemblies are hereby requested to furnish the Regional Planning Committee with the number of persons who would be participating at the regional level for budgeting purposes,” it added.