His Excellency General Umaro Sissoco Embalo joins GHACOY to commemorate Ghana's 67th Independence Day Anniversary
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The President of Guinea-Bissau, His Excellency General Umaro Sissoco Embalo, has joined the Ghanaian contingent serving with the ECOWAS Stabilization Support Mission in Guinea-Bissau (ESSMGB) to commemorate Ghana's 67th Independence Day Anniversary.

The event, held on Wednesday 6 March, 2024 under the theme "Our Democracy, Our Pride", at the GHANCOY Camp at the Presidential Palace in Guinea-Bissau, featured flag-raising, history, Close Quarter Battle drills, and cultural displays including unique presentation of Ghanaian cuisine.

The Guest of Honour, His Excellency General Umaro Sissoco Embalo highlighted the significance of Ghana's political independence 67 years ago. He emphasized that, Ghana's accomplishment as the first sub-Saharan African country to fight for liberation at the cost of ultimate sacrifices hence the need to acknowledge their hard work, dedication, and bloodshed.

He urged all to reflect and assess themselves whether they have proven themselves worthy of the sacrifices made by forebearers to attain independence.

The Guest of Honour also alluded to the contributions, struggles, and sacrifices made by the founding fathers of African unity. He acknowledged the special relationship between Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Amilcar Cabral of Guinea-Bissau and their fight for African unity.

the Combat Team Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Adum-Atta commended the Ghanaian contingent for their exceptional professionalism and dedication to duty. He encouraged them to continue representing Ghana with pride in Guinea-Bissau. He used the opportunity to encourage all ESSMGB personnel to maintain focus, bearing in mind their mandate.

Present at the celebration were the Force Commander of ESSMGB, Brigadier General IU Apkan, representatives of the SRPC, representatives of the Ghana Honorary Consul, representatives of the Ghana ambassador to Guinea and Guinea-Bissau. The rest were Contingent Commanders and Staff Officers from the ESSMGB Force Headquarters, and personnel from the National Defence Force of Guinea-Bissau, as well as members from the Ghanaian community in Guinea-Bissau.