The capital of the Volta Region, Ho, hosted the 66th Independence Day Parade. The event featured contingents from seven senior high schools, basic schools, and representatives of voluntary organizations, with more than 5,000 attendees from various parts of the country.
Since 2019, there has been a rotation in the national parade around regional capitals. Previously it was only at the Black Star Square. The theme for this year’s anniversary was “Celebrating Peace and Unity”.
H.E Nana Akufo-Addo graced the celebration. Also present was the Chairman of the Economic Community West African States (ECOWAS), Umaro Sissoco Embalo.
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The parade featured 64 officers and 1,042 men from various security agencies and a special guest from the diplomatic corps. There were exciting cultural displays, military exercises, and various skills and capabilities, including rappelling and acrobatics.
Government made the decision to move the parade around the country’s regional capitals to solidify peace and unity in the Dagbon Traditional Area.
Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to attain independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957.
The first Prime Minister, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, became the Head of Government from 1957 to 1960. He declared Ghana’s independence on the eve of Independence.
The government has declared the day as a public holiday as usual. The day used to celebrate the forefathers who led the country to attain her independence.
The parade has become a symbol of the nation’s unity. It also serves as a reminder of the country’s struggle for freedom and independence.
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