The Anniversary Committee of Ghana 60 years on celebration has set aside the 4th of August as day to celebrate the birthing of Ghana. According to the Anniversary committee, the 4th of August is a very significant day in the history of Ghana and as such, the day ought to be celebrated as Ghana marks its 60th anniversary after obtaining independence.
Addressing a press conference at the Flag Staff House, the Deputy Chief of Staff and member of the Anniversary Committee, Abu Jinapor, says the formation of the first Nationalist Political movement in Ghana, United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) on the 4th of August 1947 by Paa Grant and his colleagues herald the birthing of the Ghana that we have today. He underscores that the Democratic tenants such as freedom of speech, rule of law and respect for the fundamental human rights of everyone were conceived on the said day.
To that end, the Anniversary Committee has decided to organize a memorial church service at Saltpond in the Central Region where the UGCC was formed. The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will be the Special Guest of Honour at the Memorial Service.
Later in the evening on the same day, there will be an anniversary lecture that will be delivered by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Aaron Qcquaye under the topic ” *4th August, Ghana’s day of Destiny*”.
United Gold Coast Convention. Ghana’s 60th Independence lecture. 4th August, Ghana’s day of destiny.