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March 6, 2024

Ghana celebrates 67th Independence Day

Ghana celebrates 67th Independence Day

The flag of Ghana pinned on the map. Horizontal orientation. Macro photography.

By Biodun Busari

Ghana is celebrating its 67-year independence gained from the British colonial rulers on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

According to a report from the Ghana News Agency, the 2024 Independence Day celebration on March 6 will be held at the Youth Resource Centre at the Eastern Regional capital of Koforidua.

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Ghana gained independence on March 6, 1957, after 83 years of British colonial rule, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve freedom from Britain.

The country’s inaugural President, the late 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 across the country including among Ghanaians in Diaspora, featuring a series of activities that continue throughout the month.

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”.

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.