Ghana marks 61st Independence Anniversary today

President Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation later today at a parade of security services, students and organizations to mark the 61st Independence Day celebrations. Ghana is 61...

President Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation later today at a parade of security services, students and organizations to mark the 61st Independence Day celebrations.

Ghana is 61 years today after gaining independence on 6th March 1957.

Independence Day parade will be held across the country, while in the capital Accra, President Akufo-Addo  will be receiving the national salute at the Black Star Square.

The celebrations is under the theme :”Ghana beyond Aid”

President Mahamudu Buhari will give the key note address at the event which will be attended by many diplomats.

Gold Coast (Ghana) gained independence from Britain on 6 March 1957. Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and was led to independence by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who transformed the country into a republic. Dr. Nkrumah became Ghana’s first President.

By: Jonathan Adjei

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