Ghana at 57


October 10, 2013  |  By Grace Bonney, Ghana And Ayisha Ishmila, Ghana

Ghana at 57

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Independence Day is a special day in Ghana. It is the day Ghana was freed from British rule. We celebrate it to remember Dr Kwame Nkrumah who fought for our independence. It is celebrated on the 6th of March every year.

On Independence Day 2013, every school in Ghana took part in celebrations all over the country. They had been practicing for a long time to be ready for the celebrations. On the 5th of March, every school closed early so that those who were taking part could go home and wash and iron their school uniform.

On Independence Day every school in Ghana went to the park early in the morning. Every school looked very smart and clean. At my school, Mother Teresa School for Girls, all of us wore the same socks. All the schools lined up and the police came and did an inspection. After the inspection the M.C stated to call the schools to come and march. The school leaders carried the school flags and after the march some students danced Azonto. It was a very fun day for me.

Grace Bonney

Independence Day was the day Ghana was freed from British colonial rule and it is celebrated every year to remember the day Ghana won her freedom. Dr Kwame Nkrumah was the first President of the Republic of Ghana. He was the one who fought and struggled for independence and on 6th March 1957 it happened. The Gold Coast became Ghana. So every year on 6th of March Ghana marches.

On 6th March 2013 Ghana was 56 years old and all the schools in Ghana celebrated it. All the students dressed neatly with black shoes and white socks. Some schools in my town of Senya Beraku, like Jehovah Shammah and Adjuel Amamce Academy wore black shoes with yellow socks. I saw the Zion boys and girls brigade as the march passed by the park. Unfortunately, because of the sun many of the students were tired so had to use all their money to buy pure water. There were many students who were selling water, biscuits, sweets and meat pie all over the park. A lot of the students were buying from them.

When the march was over all the students ran to their schools for some ice-cream. Some were given biscuits and sweets. Everyone was really happy and I had a great day.  


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