Ghana marks 57 years of nationhood today

Ghana today commemorates the 57th

anniversary of its independence from British

colonial rule.

President John Dramani Mahama will address

a parade at the Black Star Square in Accra

while similar parades will be held in all

regional capitals and districts across the


This year's independence day celebrations is

on the theme, "Building a Better and

Prosperous Ghana through patriotism and

National Unity".

Members of the security service, pupils from

first and second cycle institutions and bodies

are expected to participate in the anniversary

parade across the country.

As citizens reflect about the country's

challenges and progress President John

Mahama wants Ghanaians not to only ask for

their rights but back them with


Speaking at the 2014 Independence Day

Awards President Mahama hopes the theme

for the Independence Day celebrations will

help citizens realise the need to revive a

sense of selflessness and nationalism.

President Mahama is asking all Ghanaians to

come together and support the government

in the quest to build the nation.

Meanwhile, Guinean President Alpha Conde will be special guest at

Ghana's 57th independence anniversary celebrations. Ghana's historical

relations with Guinea date as far back to the 1950s when the two

countries established diplomatic


The country became home to Ghana's first

President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah

after he was overthrown in the 1966 military


There Dr. Nkrumah was elevated to the status

of co-President of Guinea by the late Guinean

President Ahmed SekouTouré.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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