At Cape Coast, more than 300 security personnel including contingents from the Ghana Police, Fire, Prisons, Immigration and the Ghana Army as well as cadet corps from seven secondary schools took part in the 50th Anniversary parade attended by a large number of people from all walks of life at the renovated Victoria Park at Cape Coast.
In attendance at the colourful parade, which saw people exhibiting all kinds of the anniversary paraphernalia was the Prisons Central Band from Accra which provided music.
School children from five schools, personnel from the regional NADMO office, market women, wives of Prisons officers and the Boys and Girls Brigade also participated in the colourful parade.
At exactly 8.50, the Regional Minister Nana Ato Arthur together with the Regional Police Commander, Mrs Rose Atinga-Bio and the regional director of education, Mrs Justina Torjagbo inspected the parade immediately after the Christian, Muslim and traditional prayers were said.
About 430 school children selected from the municipality and dressed in the national colours, entertained the crowd with a beautiful gymnastic display.
Nana Arthur later congratulated the region on the anniversary celebration and called for unity amongst all Ghanaians after which he read the President's Anniversary address to the people and was also assisted by the Omanhene Osabarima Kwesi Atta II and Mrs Torjagbo to cut the Anniversary cake.