This decision was communicated through a statement signed by Alhaji Abubakari Inusah, the Chief Director of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, and disseminated to the public via the Ghana News Agency.
The statement revealed that the postponement was a result of recent financial challenges, which posed difficulties in organizing the celebration across all 15 Municipalities and Districts.
To address this, a meeting of the Planning Committee convened on Friday, November 24, 2023, leading to the decision to centralize the event at one location.
“It has been decided to reschedule the celebration from Friday, December 1, to Friday, December 8, 2023,” the statement clarified.
The districts required additional time to reorganize themselves for the celebration, considering it as an innovation in the region.
According to the statement, the rescheduled celebration will take place at the Jubilee Park in Bolgatanga, serving as a central gathering point for all districts with their respective awards and awardees.
The Regional Planning Committee has requested Municipal and District Assemblies to provide information on the number of participants at the regional level to facilitate budgeting for the event.
The decision to centralize the celebration reflects a strategic approach to overcome financial challenges while ensuring a cohesive and well-organized event.