ACCRA’S INDEPENDENCE ARCH

A beautiful landmark is Accra’s Independence Arch standing on the famous Black Star Square. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ghana. It was built in 1961 and it contains monuments to Ghana’s independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument. This monument was erected to celebrate Ghana’s Independence from British Rule which occurred on March 6th 1957. The site stands for freedom and justice, written in bold letters upon the massive brick archway and it is one of the most important representations of independence from colonizers in the continent’s history. Visiting the square will give you a sense of courage, despite the nation’s troubled history in conflict, here we have a marking of new beginnings. Beginnings in which a nation and its capital has seized an opportunity to flourish into a safe, democratic, and economically viable status in the modern world. The Independence Square is the second largest City Square in the world after the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. With a capacity of about 30,000 people, the Black Star Square is a site for Ghana’s Independence Day parade which falls on the 6th of March every year and for all major national public gatherings and national festivals.

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