Ghana marked 64 years of Independence today, March 6.

This year’s celebration took place at the Jubilee House without the usual national parade of school children, security agencies, and other parastatal organizations, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The national event barely lasted an hour and saw President Akufo-Addo address the nation.

According to the President, the biggest challenge confronting the country is to be able to put the nation on the path of sustained progress and enhanced the wellbeing of every Ghanaian.

“It’s taking quite some time for us to get there, but I believe there is far more self-confidence among us Ghanaians today than has been since the early days of self-governance that we can make it if we work at it,” he said in an address to the nation.

He continued:

“Sixty-four (64) years ago, we freed our nation, Ghana, from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. We were the first nation, in colonial Africa, to gain our independence from the colonial power, and, thus, became the torchbearer of the struggle for liberation of the African continent. We must all step up and play significant roles in the development of Ghana, our motherland.

…Let us bequeath to our children, their children, and generations unborn a nation of hope and opportunity, not one of despair and retrogression. Happy 64th Independence Day Celebration to all of us, and may God bless us all and our homeland Ghana, and make her great and strong.”

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