Ghana at 65: Celebrating Independence

The Independence day of Ghana is a national holiday celebrated widely. This day is an official state holiday for citizens of Ghana both within and in the diaspora, to honour and celebrate the heroes of Ghana who led the country to attain her Independence.

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Ghana’s Independence Day is celebrated on the 6th of March every year. The Republic of Ghana was named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire. The empire became known in Europe and Arabia as the “Ghana Empire” after the title of its Emperor, “the Ghana.”

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The empire appears to have broken up following the 1076 conquest by the Almoravid General, Abu Bakr Ibn Umar.

Meanwhile, Ghana was also formerly known as the “Gold Coast.”

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On 6th March 1957, Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana’s Independence.

On 1st July 1960, Ghana became a Commonwealth Republic with Nkrumah as the first President of the country.

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The Ghanaian Flag consist of the colours: Red, Gold, Green and the Black star. The current president of Ghana is Nana Akufo Ado.

Happy Independence Day Ghana!!!

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