Gh@60: Ghana history documentary launched…

As part of activities to ignite patriotism as far as Ghana’s diamond jubilee celebration is concerned, the planning committee for ‘Ghana 60 Years On’ has released a documentary chronicling the history of the country.

The documentary, titled “From Gold Coast to Ghana: A Glorious History of Self-determination”, spans events from the 15th century, when the Portuguese first engaged with the Gold Coast through the period of Dutch association which lasted for 274 years up until the British colonisation which lasted for 85 years.

According to the committee, the documentary seeks to acknowledge the unsung heroes who contributed to the struggle for independence.

The producer of the documentary, Paul Adom-Otchere, said the struggle for independence was more of a negotiation.

Speaking at the launch of the documentary at the Black Star Square on Wednesday, 1 March as part of activities to mark the diamond jubilee, he said the film seeks to bring a different perspective to the narrative as far as the struggle for independence is concerned.

Mr Adom-Otchere noted that it was clear the country was going to have independence from British colonial rule but what Dr J.B Danquah and Kwame Nkrumah did was to hasten the process.

credit:classfmonline.com

Publish on Apt

Do you have any Social, informational, educational or entertaining stuff that should be featured on www.aptnewsghana.com?

Please submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us via WhatsApp: +233548388489 or click on the icon on your screen. Alternatively, email us: aptnewsghana@gmail.com

RSS APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa

  • United States Government to reduce malnutrition in Northern Kenya February 26, 2020
    Download logoThe U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of Food for Peace (FFP), are launching a new program to reduce persistent acute malnutrition rates in northern Kenya. Acute malnutrition rates in northern Kenya are currently at or above emergency levels and the causes of infant and child malnutrition […]
  • H.E. Rao Hongwei met with the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to Rwanda February 26, 2020
    On February 26th, 2020, His Excellency RAO Hongwei, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, met with H. E. Charity MANYERUKE,  Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to Rwanda. Amb. Manyeruke expressed heartfelt condolences to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China and spoke highly of the Chinese Government's effective fight against the epidemic. She wished that the Chinese […]
  • Del Re visits Nouakchott: Italy supports security and development in the Sahel February 26, 2020
    Download logoThe Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re participated, in Nouakchott, in the first General Assembly of the Sahel Alliance, an organisation that supports the G5 Sahel, of which Italy is a member, in their development efforts. Ms. Del Re also attended the G5 Sahel Summit. “Italy is on your side in tackling the challenges facing […]
  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg to visit South Africa on 8–10 March February 26, 2020
    Download logoPrime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit South Africa on 8–10 March. Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs Anna Hallberg and a Swedish business delegation will also take part in the visit. During the visit, Mr Löfven will meet South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa for bilateral talks. Mr Löfven and Mr Ramaphosa will take […]
  • African themeparks and Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) to benefit from ‘DEAL 2020’ in Dubai February 26, 2020
    The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2020, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector. Over 300 plus exhibitors will be present at the 26th edition of the DEAL 2020 (www.DealMiddleEastShow.com) Show (Dubai Entertainment and Leisure), from across 35 plus countries. […]
  • The African Energy Chamber Leads a U.S. – Africa Dialogue During the 49 International Association of Geophysical Contractors (IAGC) Annual Conference February 26, 2020
    The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) is participating in the 49th International Association of Geophysical Contractors’ Annual Conference;The Chamber is determined to encourage further participation of U.S. companies in Africa’s energy industry. With a mission to attract more U.S. explorers into Africa’s oil and gas industry, the African Energy Chamber has launched key discussions on the […]
  • Gabon’s Enabling Environment is Set to Pay Off with Massive Investments in Energy February 26, 2020
    The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) is in Libreville this week for a working visit to promote investments into the country’s oil & gas value chain and support the development of the local private sector. During its visit, the Chamber lauded the leadership of H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba in pushing for the country’s new Hydrocarbons Code […]
  • Somalia: African Development Bank Group approves framework to clear nation’s arrears February 26, 2020
    Download logoThe African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) and African Development Fund today approved a framework  for $122.55 million to clear Somalia’s arrears, paving the way for the Bank Group to fully reengage with Somalia and opening opportunities for enhanced financing for the country. The historic Framework for Somalia’s Arrears Clearance and a Policy-based Operation was approved […]
  • African Development Bank Board bids farewell to Senior Vice President Charles Boamah February 26, 2020
    Download logo“Twenty-three years is not a trivial number of years to spend in an institution. You’ve been a pillar of this institution. You’ve done very well.” It is with those words that the Executive Director for Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe, Bright Okogu, also Dean of the Board of directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), […]
  • European Union issues a statement on the first visit of its High Representative to Africa and Sudan February 26, 2020
    Download logoOn Thursday 27 February, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will travel to Ethiopia to attend the 10th meeting of the African Union- European Union Commission to Commission. His visit will continue with bilateral discussions with Ethiopian authorities on Friday, 28 February. He will then […]