The Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, 6th March, 2024 celebrated its version of the 67th Independence Day with a match parade.

The district celebrated this year’s anniversary at the Bebu Methodist School Park under the theme” Our Democracy, Our Pride”, which saw 17 schools ranging from basic to the senior high school levels participating.

The ceremony was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including the District Chief Executive, Hon. Prince Karikari, the Member of Parliament, Hon. Kofi Amankwah-Manu. Also in attendance were the Clergy, Nananom, heads of the various security services, heads of departments and Assembly Members.

The event also featured four school cadets, a cultural group and a disabled group, all actively participating in the festivities.

Addressing the gathering, Hon. Prince Karikari, emphasized on Ghana’s commitment to democracy, highlighting the nation’s journey towards self-governance. He acknowledged Ghana’s progress in electoral practices and stability during the 4th republic, entreating all including the media to be circumspect with their comments and in dealings with respect to the forth coming elections as any unfortunate happenings could mare the country’s electoral integrity chalked over the years.

“It is for this reason that, Ghana has over the years been described by many nations as the beacon of hope for Africa’s democracy”, he added.

The DCE, stressed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has been a stalwart with regards to the introduction of Ghana’s most social intervention policies including the School Feeding Programme, Free Maternal Healthcare, Free Senior High School and many others.

He mentioned that the Ghanaian school children play a pivotal role in the celebration of Ghana’s Independence Day anniversary which makes it important for parents to take the nurturing and training of the future of the young children very serious.

He used the platform to encouraged stakeholders of the educational system especially teachers, parents and the community as a whole to take education of their wards at heart, as government continuous to make frantic efforts to further improve the educational system within the country.

Mr. Karikari urged all school children to study hard in their academic activities and not to indulge themselves in other social vices that would cut short their dreams in the pursuit of climbing the academic ladder.

Adding his voice to it, the Member of Parliament, Hon. Kofi Amankwah-Manu, indicated that, 67 years of nationhood calls for development, unity and calls for purpose and a defined direction although the country has not achieved all that it is supposed which gives a room for improvement as a nation that has suffered some military rule.

He said the parliament of Ghana will only make laws that are enforceable and assured the citizenry on the tony issue of LGBTQ+ bill would be dealt with accordingly by the President of the Republic of Ghana as per the culture and values of the land.

He stated that the district in 67 years has gotten its fair share in terms of roads, health care such as a Poly Clinic to be constructed at Twedie and Agenda 111 Hospital also yet to be completed at Twedie and many other more.

“With consistency and persistency, Ghana will get to the promise land and would rise again to the top and would never come back, it is possible”, he said.

The Ahyiaem Primary School, Archimedes and Kay Primary schools took the first, second and third positions, respectively, in the match past for the primary school level. Apemanim D/A, All Saint and Ark Internation also chalked the first three positions accordingly.

At the Senior High School level, the first position went to Afua Kobi SHS with Adum Kwanwoma and Anum Asamoah Senior High Schools swept home the second and third positions respectively. SOURCE,Samuel Antwi ISD

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