Ghana will today, March 6, 2023, mark its 66th Independence Day at Ho, the Volta Regional capital.
The event will be co-hosted with the Adaklu District at the Volta Regional Youth Resource Centre at Adaklu.
This year’s event is on the theme: “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose”. President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea Bissau, who is also the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), is the Special Guest of Honour.
More than 5,000 people from across the country, including members of the diplomatic corps, the clergy, traditional rulers and other dignitaries are in the Municipality to participate in the event. In 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo decided the independence celebration be held on a rotational basis to open the regions to the world to boost the local economy.
This is the first time that the Volta Region is hosting the national independence parade, which commemorates the Day Ghana formally weaned itself from British colonial rule. A total of 22 contingents from the various security agencies and 12 from the various schools in the Volta Region would be on parade, aside from other performances.