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Ghana today marks its 55 Independence anniversary with colorful parades across the country.

A national parade of schoolchildren and contingents of security personnel at the Independence Square in Accra will be addressed by President John Evans Atta Mills. Similar parades will be held in all the regional and district capitals, during which representatives of the President will take the national salute and present the Head of State’s speech to the gathering.

The President’s address is likely to focus on the strides that the country has made in its economic reconstruction and political processes.
He will also assure the nation of peaceful, free and fair elections in December this year.

Merry makers will use the occasion to patronize the various entertainment centers, nigh-clubs and beaches in their respective areas.
As part of the anniversary, the First Lady, Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, yesterday presented the President’s Independence Day Awards to deserving students at a ceremony in Accra.

The anniversary is a momentous occasion marking the event that ended 113 years of British colonial rule and ushered the country into constitutional governance under the leadership of its Founder and first Prime Minister and President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Source: Daily Graphic

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