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The Republic of Ghana Flag Raising
March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop, Office of Municipal Council and Office of Cultural Affairs congratulate the Progressive Ghanaian Association of Jersey City and Ghanaian Americans on the 64th Anniversary of Ghana’s Independence during the Flag Raising ceremony on March 5, 2021 and urge all our residents to celebrate with the appropriate ceremonies and festivities.
Ghana became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence on March 6, 1957 when Britain relinquished its control over the Gold Coast and Ashanti, the Northern Territories Protectorate, and British Togoland. The Gold Coast after independence was renamed Ghana.
The City of Jersey City and the Ghanaian American community will proudly fly the flags of the United States and Ghana high above City Hall in recognition of the cherished cultural and ethnic diversity of our community. It is also a reaffirmation of the long friendship built on common values and an abiding love for freedom. This momentous occasion is a reflection of the camaraderie built between the United States and Ghana and our enduring love for freedom, liberty and democracy that today the world is still inspired by.
Attendees from Left to Right :
Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey, Ward B of Jersey City
Ms. Margaret Addico, PGAJC Public Relations Office
Mrs. Juliana Some, PGAJC Secretary
Thyquel Halley, Office of Cultural Affairs
Mr. Pascal Some, PGAJC Event Organizer
To view the Flag Raising Ceremony on YouTube, please CLICK HERE