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Ghana, the Pride of Africa and the first to gain independence from British colonial rule. 


6th March 1957 at Midnight, Polo Grounds. Accra

On 6 March 1957, the Gold Coast (now known as Ghana) gained independence from Britain

On that night Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah re-iterated that:

 "Ghana is free forever and that Africa is capable of managing his own affairs".

He also said in the same night that: 

"Ghana's freedom is meaningless unless it is linked to the total liberation of the African continent"

Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and was led to independence by Kwame Nkrumah who transformed the country into a republic, with himself as president for life.

The country was the first to gain independence from European colonialism. Before it was colonised, Ghana was made up of a number of independent kingdoms, including Gonja and Dagomba in the north, Ashanti in the interior, and the Fanti states along the coast. The flag of the newly independent state was designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh.


 Red signified those who had died for independence, The patriots who in diverse ways sacrificed their time energy and life for Ghana to liberate itself from the colonial masters.

 Gold is the mineral wealth, it also signify the hopes and aspirations that made us bold to exert our freedom. 

Green represents the rich grasslands of the area, the inmense agricultrual reserves, and the great number of natural resources, like Diamond, Gold, Manganese, Bauxite. Rubber, Timber. 

 Black star is the symbol of the people, and of African emancipation. The pride we hold for the colour which makes us unique, Ghanains believe the black star is a unique part of the vast alay stars in the sky whose strength cannot be equalled. 

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