55 Years Free!

Freedom and Justice at Independence Arch-Accra, Ghana

Today is Ghana’s 55th Anniversary from overthrowing the colonial rule of Great Britain. While the country is still addressing many of the scars of colonization, such as economic wealth distribution, the education system, and basic infrastructure needs, it is nice to share this important day with this country to celebrate its many accomplishments! From the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah to become one of the first independent sub-Saharan countries to today’s guidance under President John Atta Mills, Ghana continues to create its’ pathway to the future.

Join the celebration!

The celebration took place in Black Star Square, commonly referred to as Independence Square, in central Accra overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was very formal and official with Atta presiding over the exercises. There was representation from all sectors of the country’s military and school children marching in the square to celebrate. While this aspect was full of formal pomp and circumstance, the stands were filled with citizens of all emotions, stoic to jubilant, ready to celebrate the country and, subsequently, their own personal freedom. Happy Birthday to all!

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