Monday, March 7 Declared Public Holiday – 2016 Independence Day

Monday, March 7 has been declared a public holiday for the celebration of Ghana’s 59th Independence anniversary celebration which falls on Sunday this year. The Ministry of Interior, Prosper Bani, has signed a statement that President John Mahama had by executive instrument, declared Monday a public holiday.


Also, recent reports reveal that the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta will be a special guest of honour at Ghana’s 59th Independence Day anniversary on March 6, 2016.

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Mahama happened to be the guest of the Kenyan President last year during their independence celebrations. The invitation is a reciprocal one aimed at strengthening the ties that exist between the two countries.

President Mahama And President Uhuru Of Kenya
President Mahama And President Uhuru Of Kenya

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Investing in the Youth for Ghana’s Transformation.” President Mahama who is expected to be joined by two visiting heads of states will deliver the Independence Anniversary Address after a march past by security personnel and school children. There will also be drills and display by security agencies and performances by various groups.

A statement from the Flagstaff House has also revealed that the Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur will host the annual President’s Independence Day Awards at the State House on March 5.

Ghanaian missions abroad will as well host National Day events across the world.

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The Independence Day parade would take place at the Independence Square in Accra constructed in 1961. The iconic square named “Black Star Square” was commissioned by Kwame Nkrumah to honour the visit of Queen Elizabeth II.

At the moment, the place is being prepared for the National Parade this Sunday, as Ghanaians look forward to March 6 for the celebrations.