16 of the best moments captured at Ghana's 61st Independence anniversary

16 of the best moments captured at Ghana's 61st Independence anniversary

Today, March 6, 2018, marks 61 years since Ghana gained independence from its colonial masters, Great Britain.

As has been custom with such occasions, a parade was held at the Black Star (Independence) Square to mark the occasion.

Speaking at the parade, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reiterated his commitment to build a Ghana beyond aid.

16 of the best moments captured at Ghana's 61st Independence anniversary

Ghana beyond aid is not a pie in the sky notion, other countries, including some of our peers at independence have done exactly that. It is doable and we must believe that what others, with less resources, have done, we can do,” he said.

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On his part, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, lauded President Akufo-Addo for putting favourable policies in place to direct foreign investment to Ghana.

According to President Buhari, such policies have seen many investors trooping to Ghana under the current leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

At the well attended programme were top politicians, clergy men, traditional rulers, civil servants and a cross-section of the general public.

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Here are more of the best moments of the 61st Independence Day celebration as captured on camera:

First line of dignitaries at the parade.

President Akufo-Addo and his wife, Rebecca.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Samira.

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Vice President Dr Bawumia and President Buhari.

Some clergymen at the event.

It was all smiles when President Akufo-Addo met former President J.A. Kufuor.

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Former President J.J. Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu.

Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

A section of ministers of state at the event.

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The IGP, David Asante-Apeatu

Military equipment on display.

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