Ghana Marks 67 Years of Independence from British Colonial Rule

Taiwo Ajayi
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Ghana celebrated its 67th year of independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 2024.

After enduring 83 years of British colonialism, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African nation to achieve independence from Britain. The country’s founding President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, hailed Ghana’s liberation from colonialism as a major milestone in the nation’s history.

Each year on March 6, celebrations are held across the country and among Ghanaians living abroad, featuring various activities that extend throughout the month.

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This year’s national anniversary celebration was held at the Youth Resource Centre in Koforidua, the capital of the Eastern Region. In 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo initiated a rotation of the national independence celebration to showcase different regions and stimulate local economies.

The Eastern Region became the third region to host the national anniversary, following the Central Region in 2022 and the Volta Region in 2023.

The theme for this year’s celebration was “Our Democracy, Our Pride.” The event was honored by the presence of President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire as the Special Guest of Honor.

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Approximately 120 ambassadors and high commissioners from various countries, along with Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament and the 275 Members of Parliament, attended the celebration, which included a parade featuring security services, students, pupils, and various groups and institutions.

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