Ghana celebrates 56th Independence anniversary

Ghana marks its 56th Independence anniversary today with colourful parades across the country.

President John Dramani Mahama will address a national parade of schoolchildren and contingents of security personnel at the Independence Square in Accra to mark the occasion.

Similar parades will be held in all the regional and district capitals, during which representatives of the President will take the national salute and read the Head of State’s speech.

As part of activities marking the event, 20 pupils who excelled in the 2012 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), were yesterday presented with the President’s Independence Awards.