The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has on the occasion of the 62nd independence day celebration, commended Ghanaians for their individual and collective efforts towards ensuring that Ghana remains the trailblazer and citadel of democracy and good governance on the continent of Africa and beyond.
In a statement issued by its General Secretary, John Boadu, NPP indicated that “Ghana, the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from her Colonial Masters, has undoubtedly, made and continues to make giant strides in the 62 years of nationhood especially in the areas of peace-building and democratic consolidation.
It said, “this enviable milestone is certainly worth celebrating.”
The statement added “it is in recognition of this that the 2019 anniversary is being held on the theme, “Celebrating Peace and Unity”.
On March 6, 2019, thousands of Ghanaians rallied at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale to commemorate the 62nd Independence Day.
According to the statement, ” it is also instructive that, for the first time in our history, the national event to commemorate this auspicious day is not being held at the traditional venue, the Black Star Square in Accra, but at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, the Northern Regional Capital, within the Dagbon State.”
It added that “this is to, inter alia, honour the people of Dagbon for their genuine commitment to peace and reconciliation, bringing to an end decades of unrest and division, which commitment culminated in the successful investiture of a new Ya Na, on January 29, 2019.”
It noted that again, “the NPP, on this occasion, pays a glowing tribute to the nation’s forebears and founding fathers for their legendary sacrifices and contributions to our independence struggle, and admonishes the current generation to emulate these virtues in all our endeavours and in contributing our quota to nation building.”