PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

Head porters made a surprise appearance at the 60th Independence Day celebrations in the Ashanti regional capital.

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PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

The porters, known as "kayayei" turned up to participate in the celebrations.

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PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

Their presence at the parade grounds with their pans reportedly took everyone present by surprise.

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

Adiza Zongo Pioneer, the leader of porters in the area, issued thanks to Ghana's president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

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She revealed that their appearance was a way of thanking the Akufo-Addo-led administration after it announced the scrapping of levies paid by kayayei in the 2017 budget read on Thursday March 2.

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

PHOTOS: "Happy" kayayei join independence day celebration to thank Nana Addo

The giddy porter, expressed high optimism that the NPP government would be committed to helping them in their activities.

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