Photos: Ghana's 59th Independence Anniversary

Ghana marked 59 years of freedom from colonial rule on Sunday, March 6, 2016.

The occasion was celebrated nationwide with the Black Stars Square in Accra hosting the main event.

Special guest for the celebrations was Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was joined by Guinea-Bissau’s Mario Jose.

The theme for this year’s celebration is: “Investing in the Youth for Ghana’s Transformation”.

Below are pictures captured by our photojournalist Ayerkie Narnor:

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President Mahama and his wife, Lordina, were flanked by the invited heads of state, Kenyatta (R) and Mario Vaz (L) 

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Parading by security agencies is a common sight at every independence celebration

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Students from various schools in the Greater Accra Region march past the dais 

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Security agencies join in the marchpast

An unusual group of ‘colonial officers’ also join the marchpast

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…but the ‘men’  themselves  descended from the skies…

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The security capos looked on as their officers did the marchpast

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There were other performances too

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The politicians were there…

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…and the former leaders  made their way to the grounds…

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President Mahama arrives…

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Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was also there…

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The Special Guest, President Uhuru Kenyatta, arrives, much earlier

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Guinea-Bissau’s Jose Mario Vaz also graced the occasion…

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…various groups marched on Sunday…

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Tradition was not left out…

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…neither was the clergy…

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and expatriates join in the celebrations…

Compiled by Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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