Inauguration Day Ghana Style – A Photo Essay

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Women draped in the colors of the National Democratic Congress, the winning party of the 2012 presidential elections

Women draped in the colors of the National Democratic Congress, the winning party of the 2012 presidential elections

Once I heard President Barack Obama won re-election, I was determined to make my way back to DC for Inauguration Day in January. But then I consulted my bank account, and well, she said no.

I remember how electrifying the energy was in DC for President Obama 4 years ago. And my heart tinges when I hear of all the events happening in DC this weekend. But all was not lost! Because I’m a writer here in Accra, I got to cover Inauguration Day, sitting in the VIP section (mind you I couldn’t see anything.) But it sure beats 4 years ago when I was freezing my behind off, standing so far from the President’s inauguration speech, we had to use a radio to hear whats going on.

President John Dramani Mahama won re-election in December. Inauguration Day was held January 7th in Accra’s Independence Square. See how Ghana celebrated Inauguration Day. Pictures courtesy of Emmanuel Gamor of ¬†Ghana Decides.

A man draped in the colors of the Ghanaian flag.

A man draped in the colors of the Ghanaian flag

 

Women visiting from the Volta Region, in the eastern side of Ghana, bordering Togo.

Women visiting from the Volta Region, in the eastern side of Ghana, bordering Togo.

A man goes all out painting himself the colors of the ruling party, NDC.

A man goes all out painting himself the colors of the ruling party, NDC.

 

Packed stands in Independence Square

Packed stands in Independence Square

Flags wave proudly in celebration of H.E. President John Dramani Mahama

Flags wave proudly in celebration of H.E. President John Dramani Mahama

 

 

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2 Responses to “Inauguration Day Ghana Style – A Photo Essay”

  1. Ahh, I can feel the energy of the crowd. Love the colors those supporters are wearing

    Like you, I froze my butt off at the last Inauguration in DC and missed the second. I felt tinges when I started watching it on TV – best part, I got to see it from all angles and I saw everything. Missed a lot last time.

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