Kumasi To Host Ghana's 63rd Independence Day Parade. READ MORE

Kumasi, the capital town of the Ashanti region of Ghana on 6th March,2020 will host Ghana's 63rd Independence Day Parade.

Themed 'Consolidating Our Gains', the iconic Baba Yara Sports Stadium will be the venue of attraction as it becomes the 3rd ever venue to host the ceremony after the Black Star Square and the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium have hosted it sixty-one times and once respectively.

Speaking on the government's decision to host the independence day celebration in Kumasi, Mr Laud Commey, the chairman of the celebration in a press briefing to outline the programs for this year's celebrations said;

“I am sure you will recall that two years ago, the President of the Republic decided that the Independence Anniversary Celebrations will not only be held at the Independence Square in Accra but then from time to time it will rotate through the various regions.

“So that the regional capitals will have a feel of the celebrations of Ghana’s independence. And so, it started from Tamale and the President has directed that this year the Ashanti Region should be honoured with this very important celebration on the nation’s calendar. ”

The decision to rotate the venues for Ghana's Independence Day Parade came after President Akufo-Addo, in his State of the Nation’s Address in February, 2019 announced in Parliament that for the first time in the history of Ghana that the Independence Day celebrations will be held outside Accra, specifically in Tamale to reinforce peace and unity in Dagbon.

This year, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Keith Christopher Rowley will be the special Guest of Honour for the celebration while the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and other dignitaries will also grace the occasion.

The parade will also involve personnel from the security agencies, school children and other notable organizations.

See logo for this year's celebrations below;

SOURCE -- www.Kgnewsonline.com

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