- March 7th has been declared a statutory holiday in Ghana due to the 59th Independence Day celebrations
- The Independence ceremony is also expected to see Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta as special guest of honour
President Mahama through an executive instrument has declared Monday, March 7, 2016, a statutory public holiday.
The declaration, signed by the Minister of Interior, Prosper Bani, comes ahead of Ghana's 59th Independence anniversary celebration which happens this Sunday.
This year's Independence Day celebration is also expected to see the invitation of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta as the special guest of honour.
This came to light when President John Mahama presented letters of credence to the immediate past director of state Protocol Ambassador Kwame Tenkorang who now resumes duties as Ghana’s ambassador to Kenya - an invitation aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between both countries.