Actor John Dumelo is of the opinion marking Ghana’s Independence Day is unnecessary because there is “nothing to celebrate.”
“Pupils lie on their stomachs to study in Yikurugu, UER, teachers teach IT with no computers all over the country etc. Yet we budget millions to celebrate 6th March?” reads part of the message posted by Dumelo on Twitter on the occasion of Ghana’s 61st Independence Day.
On 2nd thoughts there’s nothing to celebrate. Pupils lie on their stomachs to study in Yikurugu, UER, teachers teach IT with no computers all over the country etc. Yet we budget millions to celebrate 6th March? Ghana without aid starts with us getting our priorities straight.
— Mr Dumelo (@johndumelo1) March 6, 2018
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