Former President John Dramani Mahama has encouraged Ghanaians to rededicate themselves to the words of the National Pledge which states “to hold in high esteem, our heritage won for us through the blood and toil of our fathers,” as Ghana marks her 63rd Independence Day anniversary today Friday, 6 March 2020.
There will be an Independence Day parade of the security services and selected school children to be held for the first time this year at the Baba Yara sports stadium in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.
The day marks the declaration of independence from the United Kingdom by Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah on 6 March 1957.
Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence from the UK.
The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Keith Rowley, will be the special guest for today’s anniversary.
The celebration is on the theme: “Consolidating Our Gains”.
Ghana today is celebrating a historic event, marking 63 years of self-rule by the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to have gained independence from colonial rule.
In attendance of the celebration are Special Guest, Dr. Keith Rowley, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as his royal majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene.
The 42,000-capacity Baba Yara Sports Stadium was filled to capacity as Kumasi, Ghana’s oldest and second-largest city is hosting the event for the first time in the country’s history.