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General News of Wednesday, 8 January 2003

Source: GNA

Reception held to mark two years of positive change

A reception was held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra on Tuesday for a cross-section of the public as part of activities marking the celebration of one decade of the Fourth Republic and two years of positive change.

President John Agyekum Kufuor accompanied by the First Lady, Theresa, Vice President Aliu Mahama and his wife Ramatu and Peter Ala Adjetey, Speaker of Parliament, were among the dignitaries including Ministers, MPs, politicians and members of the diplomatic corps.

They were entertained to cultural display and dance by the African Showtime Dance Ensemble, resident troupe of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). Absent were representatives of the Minority parties.

Earlier during the day, a People's Assembly, which offered the people an opportunity to interact with the Executive on pertinent national issues on the theme, "Consolidating Ghana's Democracy through Peace, Unity and Development" was held at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Other activities for the celebrations include a photo exhibition at the Arts centre in Accra on Wednesday and a Super Gospel Rock Show at the National Theatre on Sunday, 12 January.