Ghana Commemorates 67th Independence Day Anniversary

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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According to the Ghana News Agency, today, March 6th, 2024 marks the 67th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule.

Following 83 years of British colonial domination, Ghana emerged as the first sub-Saharan African nation to break free from British control, achieving independence under the leadership of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the country’s inaugural President. Nkrumah heralded Ghana’s liberation from colonialism as a pivotal moment in the nation’s history.

Each year on March 6th, celebrations reverberate nationwide and amongst Ghanaian communities abroad, featuring a diverse array of activities that extend throughout the month.

This year’s national anniversary commemoration is set to take place at the Youth Resource Centre in the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s decision in 2017 to rotate the national independence celebration across different regions aims to showcase Ghana’s diverse cultural landscape and stimulate local economies. The Eastern Region assumes the mantle as the third region to host the national anniversary, following the Central Region in 2022 and the Volta Region in 2023.

Under the theme “Our Democracy, Our Pride,” this year’s festivities will feature distinguished guests, including President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast, serving as the Special Guest of Honour.

The event anticipates the attendance of approximately 120 ambassadors and high commissioners from various countries, alongside Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament and the 275 Members of Parliament. Notably, a grand parade, showcasing participation from security services, students, pupils, and diverse groups and institutions, will be a highlight of the celebration.

Soukaina Sghir

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