Wednesday, 6 March 1957 marks the date when Gold Coast was officially named Ghana and gained independence from Great Britain.
The fight for independence and freedom started with the first queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti Empire, Yaa Asantewaa.
Statue of YAA ASANTEWAA STATUE located in EJISU, GHANA
Her powerful presence and strong spirit led all women of the Ashanti rebellion, known as, the War of the Golden Stool, to fight against British colonialism. The first time around, Britain was victorious in a series of campaigns to take over territories, especially against the Ashanti’s. For Ghana, known as, ‘Warrior King’, this was only the beginning and had to keep fighting to gain recognition.
On 6th March 1957, Ghana had a new leader and president, Kwame Nkrumah and became the powerful voice that everyone needed and finally proclaimed, ‘Forwards Ever; Backwards Never!’
Soon after, Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and became the first country in the continent to gain independence.
Today, the official President, Nana Akufo-Addo is continuing this proud legacy and recently created the logo for Ghana’s sixty-year anniversary.
The celebration will be under the theme, “Mobilising for Ghana’s future.”
Ghana@60 logo symbolizes the diversity and unity of our country and the aspirations of the Ghanaian people for a dignified and prosperous future.