President orders Accra mayor to reverse hockey pitch renaming

The Presidency has directed the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Oko Vanderpuije to reverse the decision to change the name of the National Hockey Pitch.

According to information released to the Flagstaff House Press Corps, the Presidency was not aware of the decision to change the name from ‘Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium’ and has thus directed a reversal of the decision forthwith.

The AMA Chief Executive was summoned to the Presidency over the decision, taken without recourse to the Presidency.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) at an emergency meeting on Tuesday voted to rename the facility which had been named after the designer of the flag of Ghana, Madam Theodosia Okoh.

According to the decision, the edifice was to be renamed after the late President, Prof John Evans Atta Mills.

The swift response from the presidency is believed to be a result of outrage from the general public and Madam Okoh.
Source: Citifmonline

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