The 63rd Independence Day was held at the Nsawam Prisons Park. There were forty-five (45) basic and senior high schools, cadets and personnel from the security services to commemorate this year’s independence celebration.
In a speech read by the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Kwadwo Buabeng, on behalf of the President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, he charged Ghanaians to build a consensus for all of us to work towards the prosperous, peaceful and happy Ghana we want. He mentioned that we all recognize the responsibility we carry as the first sub-Saharan colonial country to gain independence in order to build a successful country. We owe it to the rest of the continent and the black race to demonstrate that, indeed, we can build and run a successful, prosperous and happy country.
This is a task we do not shirk, to which all Ghanaians accept. On the issue of the deadly viral disease, coronavirus, the President said we as a country should count on the experts to do their part to safeguard us. However, we all have a responsibility to take measures to help ourselves and each other. The recommendations are for each one of us to practice basic, personal hygiene, and be extra careful with sanitation. He announced that the Ministry of Health has advised, that we revisit our custom of shaking hands, and avoid doing so completely for now.
The colorful ceremony was attended by chiefs and people from various communities in the municipality as well as heads of various ministries departments and agencies.
In a related development, two best students from 2018/2019 BECE were awarded by the Assembly. They were Ms. Aba Akyere Poku, who is now at Wesley Girls SHS and Mr. Caleb Asante Obeng of PRESEC-Levin. They both obtained Nine(ones) in the BECE and are offering Science in their various schools. They each received a cheque of one thousand five hundred Ghana cedis.