6 March is independence day, when Ghana marks 53 years since what was then known as the Gold Coast gained its freedom from British colonial rule.

In the capital Accra there is the annual independence day parade in Independence Square in the city centre and police have said that special parking areas will be made available to people attending the parade. These are in the forecourt of State House, at Accra International Conference Centre, in the car park of the Intercontinental Bank, at Ohene Gyan sports stadium, in the ministries area, at the National Theatre and in Efua Sutherland children