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Ghana marks 66th Independence Day celebration at Ho

Today, March 6th, Ghana marks its 66th Independence Day at Ho, the Volta Regional capital.

Ghana Independence Day

The theme for this year’s event is “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose” with a special guest of honour, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau, Chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS)

Scores of Ghanaians and foreign dignitaries are expected to be in Ho for the event, This is the first time that the Volta Region is hosting the national independence parade, which commemorates the Day Ghana formally weaned itself from British colonial rule.

The regional capital has been decorated with the Ghana flag, with several offices also draping their buildings in Ghana colours (red, yellow, green) to mark the occasion. Ho township roads as well as the Atimpoku-Ho road have seen some facelifts.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2017, announced the independence celebration to be held on a rotational basis to open the regions to the world to boost the local economy.

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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 independence from Britain.

Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first President, declared Ghana “free forever” from colonial rule, marking a historic turning point in the governance of the country.

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