On 6 March 1957 at 12 a.m Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana’s establishment and autonomy as the first Prime Minister of Ghana and on 1 July 1960, following the Ghanaian constitutional referendum, 1960 and Ghanaian presidential election, 1960 Nkrumah declared Ghana as a republic as the first President of Ghana. Today, March 6, 2015, Ghana is celebrating Her 58th anniversary of independence from England. The main celebrations in Accra take place at the Independence Square downtown.
GOD bless Ghana. See Video Of President Mahama’s Full Speech at the 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration of Ghana
Ghana got freedom in 1957 from the United Kingdom & it’s the first country where Europeans arrived to trade in gold first, and later in slaves. Ghana became the first black nation to get independence from the British colonial. Most of the Ghanaians will gather in the capital, Accra to celebrate the Independence Day and to greet country’s first Prime Minister, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Last year was full of ups and down in Ghana, gives Ghanaians a reason to smile after Ghana Black Stars qualify for the world biggest football event FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil after thrashing Egypt.Ghana is rich in mineral resources and gifted with a good education system and well-organized civil service, but fell victim to corruption immediately after independence, an issue yet to be solved even after 57 years of Independence. Ghana is one of the well-administered nations in the region, which is seen as a model for political and economic transformation in Africa.
On June 2007, the discovery of major offshore oil reserves was announced which gives a major boost to economy of Ghana. Ghana is also the world’s second largest producer of Cocoa exports, which also help in boosting the economy of the country. The Ghanaian economy is still one of the strongest and rate in some of Africa’s highest annual GDP growth rates.
Despite facing so many difficulties, Ghana is also part of peacekeeping missions with UN by sending their troops to different countries including, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone and DR Congo. Ghana is fighting against major problems like corruption and many more, but Ghanaians are still hopeful that the time will change and bring smile on their faces.