On March 6, marking the 67th anniversary of the independence of Ghana, a member country of RECOWA-CERAO, the President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SEEAM), Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, sent an inspiring message to the people of Ghana. In a press release issued this Wednesday, Cardinal Ambongo expressed his congratulations to Ghana for achieving this historic milestone.

He recalled the importance of this event for the entire African continent, stressing that Ghana’s independence in 1957 served as a catalyst for other African nations seeking freedom from colonization. “Across Africa, particularly in black Africa, Ghana’s independence allowed other countries to achieve independence, notably Congo,” he said.

Cardinal Ambongo encouraged the Ghanaian people to keep the flame of their independence alive, stressing that the fight for African dignity is not limited to political independence, but also extends to economic independence and international recognition. . “We must, across Africa, acquire our economic independence, our respectability and our dignity in the concert of nations,” he added.

Paying tribute to Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and an emblematic figure in the struggle for independence, the Cardinal highlighted his influence not only on Ghana but on the entire African continent. He recalled the close bond between Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba, emphasizing the importance of their collaboration in the fight for the freedom and dignity of African peoples.

Cardinal Ambongo also expressed his gratitude to members of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) and all Catholics in the country for their commitment to the Gospel of Christ. He praised their testimony and dedication over the years.

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