Accra prepares for independence anniversary

Ghana independence anniversary logo unveiled ahead of Accra celebrations.

Celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from Britain on 6 March 1957 are centred in the nation's capital city.

The Accra Sports Stadium will become an outdoor cinema, screening numerous films on 4 March, while there are also plans being made for a special football game between leading Ghanaian sides Hearts and Kotoko in a one-off cup match.

The government's planning committee established to oversee the independence celebrations has unveiled an official anniversary scarf, which comes in white, cream, blue and green, with the rainbow colours of Ghana with the Black Star.

The fabric also features the 60th anniversary logo, which features traditional west African Adinkra symbols and three figures holding hands with heads together in a circle.

The logo caused controversy when it was released in mid-February, with the anniversary planning committee forced to deny speculation that the image was plagiarised from an Indian youth association emblem.

The official date for the anniversary celebrations is Monday 6 March, however the festivities will begin two days beforehand and are expected to last for one year.