It is a familiar year, you need not be lectured on what happened, but sometime in that year, something unforgettable happened.
Let us take a stroll through memory lane……
She used to be a black hole, not a black star
She was exploited to say the least,
She was treated to a hot cup of coffee for a large piece of her heritage.
A bicycle was traded for her knowledge while a piece of head tie was exchanged for a whole life.
Their whole strength was used, even the strength to cry was no more..
Just like sad tale, we literally fed from the scrap from our own tables without hope of even the next minute.
But like the star that she is, she shone even brighter when she was locked in the dark.
Thinking about the children,
The unborn generation
And the legacy to be left
A united people, conveyed to fight a just course.
The unity cry came resounding.
They called it independence, but I think independence is too strong a word.
I think 1960 brought an end the long night of captivity.
1960 was crowned a year of fame,
1960 birthed liberty, freedom and sweetly replaced the song of mourning in our mouth with victory tunes.
Carefully but with love, 1960 wiped out the sweaty faces of our leaders and crowned their efforts with huge success and ever since, the labor of our past has never been in vain.
1960 gave the horses and the eagle hope, life and something to live on, while it gave the vegetation a conducive environment to grow greener.
Above all, 1960 marked the beginning of people who set their priorities and walk towards their goals.
Sometime in 1960, day broke to redemption, the sun shone even brighter and peace was restored to its roots.
1960, my people realized the importance of unionism over a hot cup of tasteless coffee.
……54 years later, we are still building on our heroes past, building a nation were justice, peace, love and unity shall live. Still the same dreams, nothing much has changed.