56th Independence Anniversary celebration at the Embassy of Ghana
Hundreds of Ghanaians in the Washington DC metro area on Wednesday 6th March, defied the inclement weather of snow, sleet and rain to join the Ambassador and staff at the Embassy in celebrating Ghana`s 56th Independence Anniversary.
In a short address, H.E Daniel Ohene Agyekum noted that, despite the legal electoral dispute playing out in Ghana, the country has strong institutions and sooner or later the matter will be resolved and Ghana will remain stable and peaceful.
“We need to recognize that what is unfolding now is a further demonstration of our commitment to democracy and the rule of law, and an indication of how far our democracy has evolved and matured.”
He observed the importance of harmony among Ghanaians and noted that a "Better Ghana Agenda" can only be achieved through continued efforts of unity.
The theme chosen for this year`s celebration is “Partnership and Innovation for Building a New and Better Ghana’ This according to Ambassador Agyekum shows the President`s deep commitment and determination to embrace all in building a Better Ghana irrespective of political affiliations.
In recounting Ghana`s achievements over the years, His Excellency Ambassador Agyekum stated that, for more than two decades, Ghana`s economy has steadily witnessed positive growth rate which has culminated in the attainment of lower middle-income status, and has seen Ghana ranked among the ten (10) fastest growing economies in the world.
Presenting the goodwill message on behalf of the Government of the United States, Ambassador Donald Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary, for African Affairs, and former US Ambassador to Ghana stated that Ghana and the US established Diplomatic relations since 1957 and was pleased to note that the bond of friendship between the two countries remains strong.
He further extended the U.S Government`s congratulations to Ghana for successfully conducting its sixth presidential and parliamentary elections.
Other dignitaries in attendance were members of the Diplomatic Corps and friends of Ghana.