10 years anniversary of King
Mohammed VI of Morocco celebrated in Ghana
King Mohammed VI, who is 45 years old, has been King of
Morocco for the past 10 years. He
succeeded his father, King Mohammed V,
who passed away in 1999,
after ruling for 38 years.
To mark the anniversary
of King Mohammed assuming
power, traditional ceremonies as well as parties and
concerts were held in many cities and
towns in Morocco.
Ghana, there was a
the Novotel Hotel, where many
prominent members of government,
the diplomatic corps, citizens of Morocco as well as the
general public attended to pay their respect to the King,
though his Ambassador to Ghana, H. E. Abdel Hamind-Jowuigui.
The programme which was
organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco
in Ghana saw
many of the Moroccan nationals living in
Accra dressed in their traditional
The occasion brought the Minister of Communication, Haruna
Iddrisu, the High Commissioner of Malaysia, Dato’ Razinah
Ghazali, High Commissioner of India, the Ambassador of
Japan, Keiichi Katakami, UNDP representative Dauda Toure ,
the new Managing Director of Royal Air Maroc, Mouhsine Rmail
and other prominent men and women
together to share the joy of the occasion.
at the occasion was former Ghana's ambassador to Morocco, H.
E. Kobina Annan and his wife, Mrs Ekua Annan.
Research conducted by Ghanadot revealed that
on such commemorative occasions,
the King of Morocco traditionally
gives each year hundreds, even
thousands of pardons to felons and
inmates in prisons as the
country celebrates the Feast of the Throne.
This year King Mohammed pardoned 24,865 prisoners,
and commuted 32 death sentences.
In selecting them, the King took into account humanitarian
considerations in allowing the prisoners back into society,
which led to the release of 517 women who are pregnant or
have children and 137 minors as well as 659 inmates of
different nationalities and commuted 32 death sentences to