The Independence Day of Ghana was celebrated on March 6, 2023, across the world in different ways. March 6 is set aside annually as an official state holiday for nationals within the country and in the diaspora to honour and celebrate the Heroes who led the country to attain its independence from the colonialists.
In New York City, United States of America (USA) there were different activities to mark the Day, one of which was the Flag Raising Ceremony in recognition of Ghana’s 66th Independence Ceremony.
The event featured Mayor Eric Adams, the New York City Mayor, His Excellency Harold Agyeman, Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Hon. Kingsley Atta Boafo, Consul General of Ghana in New York, and an array of dignitaries from the Ghanaian American Community.
The Ceremony was held under the auspices of the Ghana Mission in New York and took place at the Bowling Green Park (Lower Manhattan) Broadway & Whitehall Street, New York.
It was powered by the Ghanaian Heritage Committee, New York, National Council of Ghanaian Associations (NCOGA), National Ghana Parade Council (NGPC), 3G Media, Brooklyn Ghanaian Hotel Workers Association, Ghnewsnow and the Brooklyn Ghana Media House.
There was also, before the Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday, March 6, 2023, a Ghana’s 66th Independence Anniversary Mass on Sunday, March 5, 2023, by the St. Luke’s Ghanaian Community.
It also featured prominent personalities with the Main Celebrant being Bishop Joseph Osei Bonsu, The Catholic Bishop of Konongo-Mampong Diocese.
The two events turned out colourful and memorable, and pictures here by ace Photographer, JOHN NYAKU, tell the story.