Ghana@59: Independence celebration live updates

President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the President of Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama to join forces with his country to fight the menace of terrorism in the continent.

He said terrorism is eroding the achievements won during the struggle for independence and nationhood and this must be resisted.

Delivering his speech as the Special Guest of Honor at the 59th Independence celebration held at the Black Star Square, Mr. Kenyatta said the vision of a unified continent must not be lost because of the recent spates of terrorist attacks in the continent.

President John Dramani Mahama will host a national parade of school children, voluntary organisations and security services at the Black Star Square to commemorate the 59th Anniversary of our Independence.

Ghana @59 Celebration is anchored on the theme: “Investing in the Youth for Ghana’s Transformation.”

President of Kenya, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the President of Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama to join forces with his country to fight the menace of terrorism in the continent.

President Mahama, will deliver the Independence Anniversary address after a march past by security personnel and school children.

There will also be drills and equipment display by the security agencies and performances by various groups.

There will be parades in all regional and district capitals across the country. Missions abroad will also host National Day events across the world.

The parade in Cape Coast with some party faithful’s of the governing NDC marching

The Celebration in the Volta region

As part of the celebration in the Volta region, some teachers will be awarded for distinguishing themselves.

Some of the gifts to be given to the teachers

The 59th Independence celebration of Ghana is underway with the President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama and the Vice President in attendance.

The President of Guinea-Bissau, Jose Mario Vaz and President Uhuru Kenyata of Kenya have joined President Mahama at the Black Star Square to mark Ghana’s 59 years of independence from colonial rule.

The President and his guests are being treated to a variety of performances – dance, gymnastic, masquerades display, school children and civil organization marches and military and police displays.

There are some expatriates tapping their feets and shaking their heads in sync with the tunes playing in the background.

The all-female riders of the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service clad in their beautiful outfit led by their Commander ASP Hajia Mohammed Sahadatu who is also the head of Nima Police MTTD wowed everybody.

Some of the riders are in the Flagstaff as dispatch riders.

The leadership of the governing National Democratic Congress is in attendance led by the Chairman of the party, Kofi Porturphy.

The leadership of the Parliament has attended led by Rt. Hon. Speaker Edward Doe Adjaho and the leadership of both the Majority caucus and the Minority caucus.

The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo is also in attendance flanked by the acting Chairman of the party, Freddie Blay and the flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet.

The former Presidents of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings are in attendance with their families.

Ghanaians will be waiting to hear the President of the Republic touting the achievements of the country thus far.


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