Over eight thousand school-children and members of youth and voluntary organisations took part in a parade in Accra on Saturday (6 March) which marked the 19th anniversary of Ghana's independence.
GV AND SV crowd gathered in independence square.
SV PAN Commissioner for Education and Culture, Mr. Owusu-Forduoh review celebrations from open car
TV Parade begins.
SV Commissioner takes salute as parade passes.
SV School girls marching in parade
GV AND SV officials watching parade (4 shots)
Girl guides and boy scouts in parade
SV Girls in traditional dress dance in parade watched by Commissioner (3 shots)
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Background: Over eight thousand school-children and members of youth and voluntary organisations took part in a parade in Accra on Saturday (6 March) which marked the 19th anniversary of Ghana's independence.
The Commissioner for Education and Culture, Mr. E. Owusu-Forduoh, took the salute as contingents of the various organisations marched past.
After inspecting the parade the Commissioner gave an address in which he urged Ghanaians to begin to appreciate the dignity of labour and the rewards that accrue from good agricultural practices.
He told the school-children that the Government and society looked to them to become useful in nation-building, which not only required relevant knowledge and appropriate skills, but also attitudes of tolerance, loyalty and willingness to serve.
Similar parades were also held on the same day in all the regional capitals of Ghana.
Queen Elizabeth of Britain and King Khalid Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia were among world leaders who sent congratulatory messages to Ghana's Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong.