Yaaaaayyy, we are 61 today!
It is amazing how far we have come.
Yes, Ghana has been free of external political rule for 61 years now, but many will argue that we are still not free and independent economically.
Various factors can be attributed to our economic challenges and somewhat underdevelopment in many sectors of the country.
But key among such factors is corruption among public officials.
One way to move Ghana beyond aid, as it is the theme of the 61st Independence Day celebration, is to end corruption.
Corruption has become so endemic that H.E Nana Akufo Addo has had to create the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
So it’s in line if the Ga priest who was called upon to pray at the 61st Independence Day parade summons all corrupt officials to the gods.
While Nuumo Gbelenfoh (Death is crying) was pouring libation at the parade, he called on the gods to deal with government officials who are corrupt and do not care about the development of the country.
He also evoked the spirits of deceased former presidents to help H.E Nana Akufo Addo develop the country.
But that was after he has thrown shade at the late President John Evans Atta Mills for cancelling traditional prayers from the independence day parade line up of activities.
When the late president was elected, he cancelled the pouring of libation at the independence square, though that was criticized by many.
Numo Gbelengoh appreciated the inclusion of traditional prayers in the national celebration.