A statement has been released by the Ferdinand Ayim Memorial Foundation’s Board of Trustees, that the Ferdinand Ayim lectures which was billed to hold today [April 13] has been postponed to May 18, 2016. The reason behind the postponement was not said as obtained from the statement. This year’s lectures commemorates the 10th anniversary of the death of Ferdinand O. Ayim.
The 2016 Ferdinand Ayim lectures which is themed ‘Recasting our Vision of Security in a Stronger, Freer Ghana’, was to hold April 13, at the Alisa Hotel at 6:00 pm, with flag bearer of NPP Nana Addo as the main speaker. According to the statement, Nana Addo still remains the main speaker for the lecture.
Read The Full Statement below:
The Ferdinand Ayim Memorial Foundation wishes to announce the rescheduling of this year’s Ferdinand Ayim Memorial Lectures which was to have taken place today, Wednesday, April 13, at the Alisa Hotel at 6pm.
The lecture will now take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 and will still have the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the main speaker.
The Foundation regrets any inconvenience this rescheduling may have caused.
Hon. O.B. Amoah, MP
Member, Board of Trustees
About Ferdinand Ayim
Ferdinand Ayim was a founding member of the NPP. He was a special assistant to late National Chairman of the NPP, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, and at the time was also at the Information and Presidential Affairs and Tourism ministries. He also worked for a while at the Ministry of Media Relations during the reign of Former President Kufuor.
Before he took up appointments in the NPP government, he was a journalist with the Statesman newspaper. During the period, he won an award from the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) for Best Investigative Journalist.
Mr. Ferdinand died on April 2006 in a motor accident during preparations for the year’s Paragliding Festival. The festival was then named after him that same year – The Ferdinand Ayim Foundation.