Independence Arch

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Africa, Ghana, Accra Metropolitan

The Independence Square of Accra, Ghana, inscribed with the words "Freedom and Justice, AD 1957", commemorates the independence of Ghana, a first for Sub Saharan Africa. It contains monuments to Ghana's independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, Black Star Square, and the Liberation Day Monument. An image of Independence Square can be found on the rear of Ghana's cedi banknotes. At this period of time (2010), square is guarded by several soldiers who prohibit people of making pictures of the area and asking visitors for official permission.