Ghana celebrates 61st anniversary


Ghana’s struggle for economic growth is not a struggle for Ghana alone but for the whole Africa, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

President Akufo-Addo made the point when he delivered a keynote address at the 61st Independence Anniversary celebration on Tuesday, at the Black Star Square in Accra.

Similar parades of school children and security forces were held in all the regions of Ghana.

The Independence parade is an annual event held at the Independence Square, as part of the celebration to commemorate the declaration of Independence on 6th March 1957.

President Akufo-Addo paid homage to all those who fought for the independence of Ghana, adding Ghanaians not to distort or forget the history that bought Ghana this far.

The President of the Federal republic of Nigeria, who was the Special Guest of Honour, commended President Akufo-Addo for his role in bringing peace to Togo. He called on the leadership of Togo—the ruling government and the opposition parties—to meet at the negotiating table to resolve their differences.

The 61st Independence Day celebration is under the theme “Ghana Beyond Aid.”