Ghana’s 60th Independence Day Anniversary Celebration was colourfully marked throughout the country. In Koforidua, 1,599 school children drawn from basic and second cycle Institutions as well as eight contingents from the security services gathered at the Jackson Park for the Eastern Regional parade. To add more flavour to the celebration, some youth groups and voluntary organisations such as market women association also took part in the march past some of whom were displaying their wares. The security services were again not left out by taking the opportunity to display their armoury and other gadgets. The Parade Commander was Captain J. A. Sedzro of the First Battalion Infantry, Michel Camp. The Eastern Regional Minister Eric Kwakye Darfour, who read the presidential address underscored the need to be united and forged ahead in nation development. He said there is the need to take pride in our diversity as Ghanaians by all means but must always rise above the ethnic and sectional interest. There was a cultural performance by the Odweanoma Cultural Troupe from Nkawkaw and a gymnastics display by the children of Souls Harbor Academy form Koforidua. Awards were presented to deserving schools for the day.