The event which saw hundreds of participants took off from the premises of the mission and meandered through the street of Arcadia in Pretoria.
The health walk brought together Ghanaian associations, business organizations and fitness instructors.
Addressing the Ghanaian citizens in South Africa, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Charles Owiredu stated that the health walk is to create awareness that Ghana is celebrating 65th independence anniversary so we should all come together to build the nation.
“The coronavirus pandemic has brought many restrictions such as social distance, lockdown and many so the mission decided to organize a health walk to announce to the public that today is Ghana’s birthday, we are celebrating our 65th Independence anniversary” Mr. Charles Owiredu stated.
He also underscored the significance of such activities to the total well being of the individual and called on the university Ghanaians to make their health a priority.
The theme for this year’s Independence anniversary is “working together, bouncing back better”.
The former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana reiterated the commitment of the government of Ghana to the welfare of Ghanaians abroad.
” The establishment of a Diaspora Affairs Directorate at the Office of the President in Jubilee House shows the government’s commitment to partner with Ghanaians in the Diaspora to move the country forward” The High Commissioner indicated.