Obama congratulates Ghana on 55th Independence Anniversary

President Barack Obama

US President, Barack Obama, on behalf of the American people has congratulated Ghana on the country’s 55th Independence.

Ghana gained independence from colonial Britain, on March 6, 1957.

A press statement issued by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, read “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am delighted to send best wishes to the people of Ghana as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence this March 6.”

The statement continues “As you celebrate this special day with family, friends and loved ones, know that the United States is a committed partner and friend. We look forward to continuing to work together to build greater prosperity for all our people.”

As the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence, the statement said Ghana has set an example for countries throughout Africa promoting governance and regional stability.

The US, according to the statement was grateful to Ghanaian peacekeepers who are working to bring peace and security to places around the world.

President John Atta Mills will meet Barack Obama at the White House this week.

By Ekow Quandzie

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