Happy 60th Independence Day to Ghana: A Model of Political Stability

Exactly sixty years ago, March 6, 1957, the African nation of Ghana became the first Sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from a colonial power. Since then, the country has gone through its ups and downs, and is now arguably the most stable nation in Africa.

Certainly, Ghana has  had its challenges and its fair share of military coup d’états and “dictatorships”, but it has had democratically elected governments for decades. Ghana is unique in many ways, some of which include but are not limited to:

  • Freedom of press, religion and other freedoms
  • The co-existence of Muslims and Christians in a civil society
  • No civil wars or conflicts since independence
  • Low incidents of aids
  • Civilian governments that relinquish power when they lose an election
  • More slave forts than any other nation (a dubious distinction)
  • A major tourist destination with many five star hotels

There is much more to this wonderful African nation. Happy Independence Day to Ghana!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s