Ghana's president marks UGCC 70th anniversary

The non-denominational service is being held at Saltpond as it is the town that the first nationalist political party, the UGCC was formed.

Nana Akufo-Addo

The President was joined by leading members of the New Patriotic Party and the party faithful.

An anniversary lecture will also take place at 6 pm today [August 4] at the National Theatre to commemorate of the day.

The Ghana@60 anniversary committee set aside August 4, to celebrate the birth of The United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC).

According to the committee, August 4 is one of the momentous and significant days in the history of Ghana.

Making the announcements at a press briefing at the Flagstaff House in Accra, a Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor said “it is our contention that the Ghana of today was conceived on that day and that is why we have placed so much significance on the day and that is appropriate to honour that day and ensure that the importance of that day is told to the people.”

According to Mr Jinapor, on August 4, 1947, Paa Grant and his colleagues converged on Saltpond to establish the first nationalist political movement of the country, the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC).

“It was at this gathering that the ingredients of the Ghana of today, the democratic, free and prosperous country was conceived and out of that, Ghana attained independence,” he added.

Meanwhile, the anniversary lecture will be delivered by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye under the topic “4th August, Ghana’s day of Destiny”.


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