Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Is This Independence? #Ghana56

God Bless my Homeland Ghana forever. Today my beloved country marks her 56th Anniversary after she has gained Independence from her colonial masters on 6th March, 1957. This day as I know is celebrated with beautiful march pass by both students and mostly everyone. This day considered as the birthday of Ghana, is celebrated to the satisfaction to most people, both young and old.

I know most people will surely disagree with me when I say the celebration of 6th March should be changed to something beneficial to the students and people involved other than march pass.

Why am I saying this? Long ago before I was born, this day has been celebrated to commemorate those patriotic Ghanaians who fought for the independence our nation for their bravery.
What prompted me to write this blog post is simply about the way this great day (6th March) is been celebrated in the some areas. Looking at what I have seen today in community (Viepe a town in the Ketu South Municipality) I have decided to share this with you.

Excuse me to say some of our leaders in the rural areas will never be satisfied with what they have. How much is it that they can’t afford to provide canopies for the students. But they have provided for themselves.
Meanwhile some of them were not there to march, they stayed under a canopy and will surely leave and have a very heavy refreshment leaving the students who have used their energies to march with something you can’t even talk of.

Where in this Nation will you be given a locally manufactured drink which is no longer valued by most people, a biscuit and a sachet of water each to these students after marching? If it's done somewhere else in this way then something needs to be done.

In fact I was totally angry and have drawn a conclusion to myself that, if these things are not taken seriously and seen to as early as possible, our independence is not yet complete. Meaning we are still slaves to ourselves.

I also wish to thank all those who are trying all their best to make Ghana a better place. Thank you all.

Happy Independence Day celebration. 


  1. i was listening to one of these local radio stations (March 7, 2013) and they were giving the morbid statistics of how many students collapsed at each center.
    I was just speechless. Many of the kids were standing under the scorching sun for hours and had little or no refreshment.
    I remember during my JSS days the same thing went on and all we got was one small Refresh or Kalyppo.
    Meanwhile, the 'dignitaries' would be sent to a restaurant to go feast.
    Seems we never learn in this country

  2. Nyamador, great blog post and revealing too.

    But thank yourself. We are on it on making things right in this country. We are the ones we've been waiting for. More vim!

  3. Thanks for believing in #Ghana and working to be part of the change we've all been waiting for. Am still against sending kids and simply anyone to march out in the blazing sun when the entire nation can March against corruption and reckless political leadership to celebrate #March6th1957. There's hope, Ghana has human capital with more than enough intellectual capacity to make the Nation much healthier than it is today, but we must be ready to do what really needs to be done to secure a better Ghana, even if it means standing for the truth and knowing that real power belongs to the people and they must not fail the country, we must not fail our posterity...Our children expect better from us!!!


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