Anniversary of the independence of "The Gold Coast".. Ghana
Ghana gained its independence from the British colonialism on March 6, 1957, after occupation that lasted for more than 60 years. Independence came at the hands of the leader Kwame Nkrumah who believed that Ghana's independence was linked to the independence of Africa.
In the Independence Day speech, he stated: "Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of the African continent".
Ghana's independence dates back to the United Gold Coast Convention in 1947, which came to demand the struggle for independence, and the convention was led by Nkrumah, which led to his arrest in 1948, and after his release from detention immediately, Nkrumah formed the convention people's party (CPP) to achieve the independence of Ghana. In 1950, Nkrumah was arrested again, and his party won the elections while he was in prison. Then Nkrumah released and became a Prime Minister in 1952.
In March 1957, Ghana's independence declared, the constitution established, and Kwame Nkrumah elected to become the first President of the Republic of Ghana.
Ghana was called " Gold Coast" at the time of the occupation, and it named Ghana after its independence.
The relations between Egypt and Ghana are characterized by a special nature, as the two countries have close historical ties dating back to pre-independence era, and when the liberation movements started in Africa, Egypt supported Ghana in a very strong way to obtain its independence, as Ghana is receiving great attention from the Egyptian side, and there is a strong friendship between President Gamal Abdel Nasser and President Nkrumah.
Because Nkrumah was closely linked to Egypt, he married an Egyptian woman "Fathia Nkrumah", and President Abdel Nasser mediated in this marriage, and Mrs. Fathia became the first Egyptian wife of an African leader after the independence of the African countries.
She gave birth to three children, including Gamal, who was named on the name of President Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Ghanaian people were also more attached to Egypt after their leader married the "Bride of the Nile", as the people of Ghana called Mrs. Fathia.
Egypt was one of the first countries to establish good diplomatic relations with Ghana, and it also provides support to Ghana in the political, economic and cultural fields, as well as in terms of #security, health, tourism, media, and training of cadres.