The Information Minister designate and Presidential Spokesperson, Mustapha Hamid has given a clear indication that plans are in place to change the name of the seat of government from the current Flagstaff House to Golden Jubilee House (Jubilee House).
According to Mr. Hamid, there is good reason behind the name change because Ghana, an independent country cannot be tied to some colonial names that suggest that we are still dependent in our governance.
Speaking on Joy Fm in Accra, Mr. Hamid indicated that the name change would happen soon where all signages would change to suit the current administrations understanding and reason behind the name.
He said when former President John Kufour completed the renovation of the Flagstaff House, the then government believed that because Ghana was 50 years at the time, it was good for us to as a country to name the edifice ‘Jubilee House’ to mark the anniversary which was a significant milestone.
When there was a change of government from NPP to NDC in 2009, the then government led by Prof. John Evans Atta Mills changed the name from Jubilee House to Flagstaff House, which was the original name of the building when Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah occupied it.
For the past eight (8) years it has been called Flagstaff House under the NDC but with the coming in of the NPP, led by President Akufo Addo, another name change is about to take place.
Incoming Information Minister Mustapha Hamid says there is justifiable reason to warrant a name change which he says would be done soon.
By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana