The President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has urged citizens to defend the country with the last drop of their blood just as what Dr.Kwame Nkrumah and the other leaders who fought for the freedom this country did.
The President made this call at the 62ND Independence Anniversary celebration when he was giving his address.
Addressing the crowd gathered at the Aliu Mahama stadium in Tamale, the President stressed the need for the continuous peace of the country; however it should not be destroyed by violence from political parties.
The 62ND Independence Anniversary celebration was for the first time held in Tamale in the Northern Region to further deepen the peace of the people in the region.
The announcement of the celebration to be held in Tamale was made by the President when he was delivering his third State of the Nation Address on the floor of Parliament.