'Inspiration for Africa'
Singer Stevie Wonder is due in
Olusegun Obasanjo, the president of
The British Duke of Kent, World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz, and Jesse Jackson, the black American politician, are scheduled to attend the celebrations.
Following independence on March 6, 1957,
One Ghanaian market seller said: "I am glad to see this 50-year anniversary. God has taken us far. We want to develop more than this."
Jerry Rawlings, the former president who led two coups and ruled for nearly 20 of
Rawlings, a vocal critic of President John Kufuor's administration, has condemned the government for refusing to acknowledge his contribution to
A statue of Kwame Nkrumah,
at Independence Square [AFP]
With poverty widespread in Ghana, many ordinary Ghanaians have questioned the decision to spend $20m on the year-long commemoration, including large sums on cars for visiting presidents.
On Monday evening, the Ghanaian government organised a re-enactment of historic scenes from March 5, 1957 as well as a commemorative parliamentary session in
They was followed by a laser and fireworks display at the Memorial Park named after the late Kwame Nkrumah, the 'father of Ghanaian independence'.
A jubilee parade of armed forces personnel and schoolchildren mark the start of the festivities.
Tuesday and Wednesday have been declared public holidaysGüncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16