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The  Republic of Ghana fomerly known as the Gold Coast, a country on along the gulf of guinea and the Atlantic ocean is celebrating her 64th independence today.

One worhy-of-note fact about Ghana is that they were the first black African country to be independent on the March 6th of March 1957.

The country’s first prime minister was Dr Kwame Nkrumah who piloted the affairs of the county from 1957 till 1960 when he declared Ghana a republic.

Dr Nkruma declared himself a president for life in 1964 which led to raising of eyebrows by some opposition.

The country experienced series of coup, the first leading to the deposition of Dr Kwame in 1966 and several others creating an unstable Government in the country until 1992 when a referendum for a multiparty system was held and Flight lieutenant J.J Rawlings was elected President.

In the history of Ghana, J.J Rawlings is given the credit for stabilizing a turbulent political atmosphere in Ghana and leaving a legacy for Democracy.

Today at the Jubilee House Forecourt in the country’s Capital, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was seen lighting a touch to kick of this years independence celebration. He took to his social media platform to say


“Sixty-four (64) years ago, we freed our nation, Ghana, from the shackles of colonialism and imperialism. We were the first nation, in colonial Africa, to gain our independence from the colonial power, and, thus, became the torchbearer of the struggle for liberation of the African continent.

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.

Happy 64th Independence Day Celebration to all of us, and may God bless us all and our homeland Ghana, and make her great and strong”.

Happy Independence Day Ghana.

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