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Colorful ceremony as Ghana marks 67th Independence Day celebration

Parade Commanders of the 67th Independence Day celebration

Nationwide parades and other activities are taking place today to mark Ghana’s 67th Independence Anniversary. 

Ghana on March 6, 1957, gained independence from her former colonial masters, the British. The national anniversary celebration is underway at the Youth Resource Centre in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

This follows President Akufo-Addo’s decision in 2017 to have the national independence celebration held on a rotational basis to open the regions to the world to boost the indigenous economy. 

The theme for this year’s event is: “Our Democracy, Our Pride”.  This year’s occasion is being graced by President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire as the Special Guest of Honour.  

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament and the 275 Members of Parliament, the Judiciary led by the Chief Justice, Getrude Torkornoo and some 120 Ambassadors and High Commissioners from various countries, are gracing the occasion to be marked by a parade of security services, students, pupils and some groups and institutions. 

Ghana gained independence after 83 years of British colonial rule, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence from Britain. The country’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana as “free forever” from colonial rule, marking a historic turning point in the governance of the country. Since that day, every March 6 is celebrated across the country and among Ghanaians in the Diaspora with various activities, some of which are observed throughout the month of March. 

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