Street In Germany Named After Ghana One Year After Independence

In July 1958, Germany deepened its ties with Ghana.

The European country were at some point the colonizers of what is present day Volta and Oti regions.

Hoping to build a stronger diplomatic relationship with the country beating the drums of the pan African struggle, a street in Berlin was named in honour of the newly formed West African country.

Ghana Street, located in the Wedding district of Berlin was dedicated in the presence of young Ghanaians who were in Germany at the time.

Below is a photo of the ceremony in 1958.

From left (front row): The then district mayor of Wedding, and Ghanaian students Emanuel Sekyi (who later became a medical doctor, died in 1989 at the age of 58), Agnes Owusu (retired nurse, lives in Accra today), Paul Appiagyei (retired marine engineer, lives in Teme), Francis Nkrumah (Kwame Nkruma’s oldest son, retired professor of medicine, lives in Accra), and Alex Adomako (retired professor based in Kumasi) / Photo: © Landesarchiv Berlin

Almost 63 years later, the street sign is still there.

A recent photo of the street was shared by the German ambassador to Ghana Christoph Retzlaff.

Happy Independence Day, Ghana.


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