- 'Ghana Street' was named in Berlin, Germany in the year 1958 after Ghana gained independence in 1957
- The German street was named after Ghana to honour the country for becoming the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence
- Recent photos from Berlin show that the name is still intact after 63 years
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A street that is located in Berlin, Germany, was named after Ghana in 1958, exactly a year after the country gained independence from colonial rule.
According to the Director for Sub-Saharan Africa & Sahel, Robert Dölger, in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the honour was conferred on Ghana because it was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence.
It has been 63 years since the naming of the street and recent photos from Berlin show that the name is intact in the same manner it was labelled in 1958.
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The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, also confirmed this report in a post made on his verified Twitter handle.
Ghana gained independence on March 6, 1957, from the colonial rule of the British after being led to freedom by its first president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
On March 6, 2021, the country marked its 64th Independence Day anniversary but without parades around the country due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
As it was earlier reported, many Ghanaians took to social media to celebrate the big day for the country including ladies who went all out with highly creative photoshoots that have gone viral.
YEN.com.gh gathered six such photos that have shut down the web in Ghana on this happy day.
In other news, Madam Elizabeth Asantewaa, an aged Ghanaian woman who was sent to launch a bomb attack on Ghana's first president without her knowing is currently in pain.
This came out in an interview with Crime Check Foundation sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official YouTube channel of the charity organization.
According to the woman, the incident happened on March 6, 1964, when at the age of 13, she was given the honour of presenting a bouquet to Dr Kwame Nkrumah at Independence Square.
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