Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara, Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé and Vice President of Zambia, Inonge Wina were all present at Ghana’s Independence celebration.
Ghana on this day 60 years after attaining her freedom from the British on March 6, 1957. Previously known as the Gold Coast, the West African nation enjoys a rich history as the first country south of the Sahara to achieve independence from colonial rule.s.
The celebration, the first for President Akufo-Addo was marked with the traditional march past and parade at the iconic Black Star Square. The President took the national salute and delivered a speech of solidarity to Ghanaians before lighting the perpetual flame.