- President Akufo-Addo has tasked Ghanaians to contribute to Ghana’s growth
- The president took to his social media page to commemorate the day
- All national events at the Independence Square was cancelled
President Akufo-Addo has charged all Ghanaians to be resolute in contributing to national development. Taking to his social media profile to send Ghanaians an Independence Messafe to Ghanaians.
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.
Ghana is 64 years old since gaining independence from colonial rule. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all public celebrations of the day have been suspended.
In other news
Six Members of Parliament have served notice to sponsor a bi-partisan Private Members Bill to proscribe and criminalise the advocacy and practice of homosexuality.
They believe the Bill would seek to further strengthen Ghana’s legal jurisprudence and existing legislation on unnatural carnal knowledge to reflect the current state of affairs.
“It is our belief that all members of this House would support this Bill when it comes before the House,” Mr Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, leader of the six MPs proposing the Bill, said in a statement on the floor of the House.
Bishop Owusu Ansah escapes accident
Bishop Yaw Owusu Ansah of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International escaped a car accident while he was on his way to the studios of Adom FM for a public broadcast.
Photos of his mangled car have emerged online. The extent of damage to the vehicle exposes how near-fatal the accident was about to be. Meanwhile, the Pastor is believed to be in good spirits after surviving the accident.
Offering asylum in the US
The US President, Joe Biden, has rolled out a resettlement visa to aid persons of vulnerable groups, like the LGBTQI facing discrimination in Ghana and Nigeria, to resettle in the USA.
Speaking from the Oval Office as he signed some executive orders, Joe Biden revealed that the Federal Government of the US will take all appropriate steps including increasing Embassy Priority-1 referrals to identify and sharply process the resettlement of highly vulnerable persons including LGBTQI+ who need protection from discrimination and violence.
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