Information Minister Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah will deliver the keynote address at the Aliu Mahama Memorial Lecture as part of activities to commemorate the 8th-anniversary celebration of the demise of the late former Vice President of Ghana.

The event is scheduled to take place November 16, in Yendi, the traditional seat of Dagbon and hometown of the late Veep.

Mr Oppong-Nkrumah who is also the MP for Ofoase Ayirebi is expected to speak on the theme “From Dagbon to the world, the example of Alhaji Aliu Mahama”.

According to the Aliu Mahama Foundation, the event is aimed at celebrating the life and legacies of the late Alhaji Mahama who was the country’s first Muslim Vice President between 2001 and 2009 under the John Agyekum Kufuor NPP administration.

There will also be a photo exhibition at the Dagbon State Senior High School to highlight pictorial experiences of the late Alhaji Mahama during his time in office.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday in Yendi.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Information will also formally commission GBC Naya Radio as part of the New Yendi City (NYC) project.

The 66-year-old late veep died on November 16, 2012.

Other activities to mark the week-long celebration includes the lunch of ‘Zongo Laafia’ a health and wellness program on Wednesday, by Samira Bawumia, wife of the Vice President.

It will be followed by a courtesy call on the overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Abukari II at the Gbewaa, the launch of McDan Skill Development Center, a donation to the Nyani Witch camp as well as soccer games.