Live update: Ghana marks 60th independence celebration

Activities are underway across the country to mark the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957.

It has been four coup d’etats and 11 presidents and Heads of State since that day when then Prime Minister and first President of modern Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah moved ‘the motion of destiny’ in Parliament for the independence of the country.

So every year, Independence Day celebrations are marked with the regular features – a parade, call-to-duty speech by the President and march-past by students and contingents from security agencies.

Independence celebrations are also held in the other nine regions of the country, often under the supervision of regional ministers.

As part of his call to Ghanaians to join the business of nation building, the President is expected to use his speech to rally the citizens around his vision for the country.

Hundreds of foreign leaders including Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and Zambia President are expected to grace the function.

Also, in attendance will be Ghanaians, and members of Diaspora.

The security agencies are expected to display some of their latest equipment to drive home their readiness to protect the country against foreign aggression.

Comments