The U.S. state of Minnesota would hold an independence day celebration for Ghana on Saturday, March 18th 2023 in Mounds View.
Ghana Council of Minnesota, a consortium of Minnesota’s Ghanaian organizations, is hosting the event.
It is held annually to celebrate Ghana’s independence from British rule on March 6, 1957 – the first country in SUb-Sahran Africa to gain independence.
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Brooklyn Park mayor Hollies Winston and Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah are the chief guests for the program.
The evening will feature traditional Ghanaian food, culture and music under this year’s theme of “Building a United, Healthy and Sustainable Community.”
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Both featured guests have made history in their respective roles. Mayor Winston took office in January as the first Black mayor of Brooklyn Park while Mr. Adofo-Mensah is the first Black man to hold the sole title of general manager in Vikings history. He is into second year as Vikings GM.
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