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Ghana marks 67th Independence

Ghana is celebrating the 67the anniversary of gaining independence from Britain today, March 6, 2024.

After 83 years of British colonial rule, Ghana gained independence, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve freedom from Britain.

The country’s inaugural President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, proclaimed Ghana’s liberation from colonial rule as a significant milestone in the nation’s leadership.

Every year on March 6, celebrations take place nationwide and also among Ghanaians living abroad, featuring a range of activities that continue throughout the month.

This year’s national anniversary celebration will take place at the Youth Resource Centre in the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua.

In 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo decided to rotate the national independence celebration to showcase different regions and stimulate the local economy.

The Eastern Region is now the third region to host the national anniversary following the Central Region in 2022 and the Volta Region in 2023.

This year’s event is centred around the theme: “Our Democracy, Our Pride”.

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The event will be graced by the presence of President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire as the Special Guest of Honour.

About 120 ambassadors and high commissioners from different countries, along with Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament and the 275 Members of Parliament, are expected to attend the event, which will feature a parade involving security services, students, pupils, and various groups and institutions.

Bridget Benson, with Agency reports
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