Ghana's 56th Independence Anniversary celebrations has been launched in Accra, with a call on Ghanaians to endeavour to do their best to leave a better nation for posterity.
This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme, “Partnership and Innovation to build a better and new Ghana”.
Activities planned for the occasion include, wreath laying to commemorate the Christianborg Crossroad shooting, Special what-do-you-know competition and inter schools debate.
A nation-wide clean-up exercise will precede the day as well as the presentation of the President’s award to deserving schoolchildren.
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The Ghana Actors Guild (GAG) will re-enact the declaration of independence.
Christian thansgiving services and Muslim prayers would also be held as partof National Thansgiving.
An anniversary parade by the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), security services and school children would come off at the Black Star Square on March 6 to climax the celebrations.
The Minister of Information, Mr Mahama Ayariga who performed the launch in Accra, said the theme reflects the changing innovation that the nation has gone through over the past 56 years.
“It is my considered opinion that the theme reflects the need for partnership in nation development as espoused by President Mahama in his inaugural address”, Mr Ayariga said.
He challenged Ghanaians to use this year’s celebration as a period of reflection and reconciliation, as they make strides in developmental gains.
Planning Committee Chairman, Cdr Steve Obimpeh (retd), said the celebrations budget would be made public after the various sub-committees had submitted reports on their finances.
Story by Della Russel Ocloo