By John Ikani
Ghana is celebrating 65 years of independence from British colonial rule.
The celebration dubbed: “Cape Coast, 2022” is being held at the Cape Coast Sports stadium in the Central Region for the first time.
Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to attain independence from the United Kingdom (UK).
The day therefore marks the declaration of independence from the UK on 6 March 1957 by the Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Working together, bouncing back together.”
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia alongside other prominent personalities are expected to be present.
The Special Guest for today’s celebration will be the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley.
The last time Ghana held a parade to celebrate her independence was in the year 2020. The event was not openly celebrated in 2021 due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the police has assured that stringent measures have been put in place is to ensure an incident-free celebration.
“As part of the arrangements, there will be an additional deployment of Highway and Motorbike Patrols to augment the existing security deployment on all roads within the country,” the police administration said in a message on Saturday.
“These arrangements have been networked and dovetailed into all police Regional, Divisional and Districts to ensure a holistic, security strategy for a peaceful anniversary celebration at all levels.
“At Cape-Coast, where the national event will be held, the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) has made adequate provisions to ensure effective traffic management,” the Police stated.