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March 6, 2019 – Ghana Independence Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the members of the Canadian Ghanaian community on the occasion of Ghana Independence Day.

 

On March 6th, 1957, Kwame Nkrumah, the first Prime Minister of Ghana, declared full independence of the nation from the United Kingdom. Ghana thus became the first Sub-Saharan African colony to declare independence from the United Kingdom in the decolonization period.

 

In celebration of Independence Day, national celebrations and parades are typically held in the capital city of Accra and the surrounding regions. This year, however, national celebrations have been declared in the northern city of Tamale, to also commemorate the end of decades-long chieftaincy disputes in the country’s northern region of Dagbon.

 

Toronto is a proud multicultural city that embraces a wide variety of cultures and faiths.  Our city flourishes because of the diversity of people who have chosen to make Toronto their home. It is important to recognize each and every community that plays a part in enhancing Toronto’s social and cultural landscape.

 

As the Newcomer’s Advocate with the City of Toronto I strongly believe that we must work to together to promote togetherness. We must Respect our newcomer communities. We must Accept our newcomer communities. We should Celebrate our diversity and Embrace our different cultures and traditions, because we are all part of the human RACE.