Independent Celebration

Today is Ghana's Independence Day. It is a public holiday and there is a huge parade in Accra which I had planned to attend. But then a Ghanaian friend of mine told me that these parades consists mainly of
school children standing in the scolding sun and big men enjoying themselves
I thought that I can see every day and changed my mind. Today I will be celebrating Ghana's 51 years as a sovereign state by smelling the flowers in my garden.

In the slideshow: Ginger, Bourgainvillea, Marigold, Lilly, Hibiscus, Papaya and Green Peas. All in bloom right now!

Update: Also Nwia feels the same about the Independence Day parade (Mr. Sexy being Ghana's president John Kuffuor):
I haven't celebrated this huge day in Ghana for a long while. I don't even know how I am going to celebrate it. As you guessed, it's a holiday so most of us are staying at home. Not me. What will I do if I stay at home? Watch the 8th and final independence parade under Mr. Sexy Eyes' watch? Not enough. The man would not find the faces of the hundreds of children who'll have to stand under the scorching sun for hours at the Independence Square sexy.


jummy said...


I have been reading your blog for a while now, because i will be moving to Ghana soon. Yor comments on the cost of broadband internet is the type of information i have been searching for all along. I wonder what wireless internet costs then. Also accomodation costs are giving me a headache. I have seen on ghanaweb that some houses cost as much as $7000 a month! I am not looking for a luxurious house, just something in a safe area. Could you please maybe give some information on cost of living? My email address is jumokeolagbemi at yahoo dot com. Thanks a lot.

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