The government has announced that this year’s 62nd Independence Anniversary celebration will take place from Thursday, 28th February to 8th March 2019.
During his recent state of the nation address on Thursday, 21 February, President Nana Akufo-Addo announced to Parliament that the national celebration, will, for the first time ever, be hosted outside of the national capital Accra, in the Northern regional capital of Tamale,.
The celebration will be at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium on 6 March 2019.
Addressing journalists in Accra on Sunday, 24th February 2019, deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide said the special guest of honour for the celebration is the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Celebrating Peace and Unity”, which, according to the minister, “consolidates the success made in achieving peace and unity among the people of the north and also reiterates the fact that Ghana will continue to be the beacon of hope while remaining peaceful and also protecting its enviable record of being one of the most peaceful countries in Africa”.
Hadzide said the anniversary parade will be made up of 30 contingents, including the security services, fire service, Customs, Immigration, and the Ghana Education Service (GES). The rest are interest groups including the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) and the six newly-created regions.
The Tamale celebration, Hadzide noted, will be a historic one particularly, because it will be the first time the national celebration has been held outside of the Greater Accra Region.
Meanwhile, the elected NDC flagbearer, former president John Mahama said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is ready to snatch power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 elections.
He stressed that the NDC would be more united than ever after his win, and therefore, nothing can stop its victorious match to the Flagstaff House (Jubilee House) in 2020.
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