The US government has sent its best wishes to Ghana as the country marks 65 years of independence.
On behalf of the US government, Antony J. Bliken, Secretary of State, in a press release issued today, Sunday, March 6, 2022, said ” I congratulate all Ghanaians home and abroad on the anniversary of Ghana’s independence.”
“We value the long-standing partnership between the United States and Ghana, which has advanced our mutual economic, security, public health, human rights, and democratic governance interests.”
The US says, a recent meeting between President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Harris in September 2021, and another with Vice President Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia in January is a reaffirmation of the strong bilateral friendship existing between the two countries.
“On this occasion, we reflect on our shared history and many people-to-people ties, and recommit ourselves to deepening our partnership. We also commend Ghana on its commitment to democracy in its leadership of the Economic Community of West African States”, the statement added.
Ghana’s 65th Independence Day Celebration was held in Cape Coast under the theme: “Working together; Bouncing Back Better. Dubbed; Cape Coast, 2022”.
The special guest of honour for this year’s Independence Day was the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley.
Activities for the event will be replicated across the country.
Ghana-US relations remain strong dating back to 1957 where both countries have worked to strengthen ties.
The close and enduring friendship is rooted in mutual commitment to freedom and democratic values.
The United States is Ghana’s largest bilateral development partner and one of Ghana’s principal trading partners.