President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, has been announced as the Special Guest of Honour for Ghana’s 62nd Independence Anniversary Parade at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale on Wednesday, March 6.
The announcement was made by the Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzideat at a media briefing in Accra on Sunday. He stated that, 30 contingents, comprising of the various security agencies, the Ghana National Fire Service, the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Education Service would mount the parade.
The Independence day celebration scheduled for March 6, 2019 will also see representatives from the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) and the six newly created regions partake in the parade.
The media encounter was used to unveil the logo for the celebration occasion themed: “Celebrating Peace and Unity,” in commemoration of the peaceful resolution of the chieftaincy dispute at Dagbon, a situation that had debilitating effects on the progress of the Region for almost two decades.
The logo is a figure “62” with an Adinkra symbol known as “Bi nkabi” to wit “No one should bite the other,” resonating the theme for the celebration. The symbol literally signifies peace and harmony, showing two fishes biting each other’s tail.The activities for the celebration are as follows:
Thursday, February 28 – re-enactment Christianborg Crossroad shooting incident and anniversary Debate at the GNAT Hall, both in Accra.
On Friday, March 1, there will be Flag hoisting day and Muslim Prayers and thanksgiving to be followed by health and fitness walk across the country on Saturday, March 2.
Also, on Saturday, a concert dubbed: the Tamale Peace Concert, is scheduled for the Jubilee Park in Tamale. Activities marking the ‘Year of Return’ will take place on the same.
Sunday, March 3 will be dedicated to Christian Prayers and Thanksgiving to be followed by What Do You Know quiz at the GBC at 10:00 am on the same.
Tuesday, March 5 is dubbed: “Rep the North,” that is, wearing of northern attire and the re-enactment of the declaration of Independence at the Old Polo Grounds in Accra.
Wednesday, March 6 the Independence Day Parade will be at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Tamale while Thursday, March 7 will be Open Day for school children at all Garrisons nationwide
At the Bukum Boxing Arena on Friday, March 8, a boxing fiesta dubbed: ‘Rumble at 62’ will be held at 19 hours.