The New Juaben North Municipal Assembly celebrated this year’s Independence Day at the Effiduase Methodist Park. The theme for the celebration was “Consolidating our gains”.
The colourful celebration saw a March parade by some security service personnel from the fire service, police and prison service officials. Some basic, junior high and senior high schools also participated in the parade.
The Municipal Chief Executive of New Juaben North Municipal Assembly, Honourable Comfort Asante on behalf of the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo stated: “Today as we mark this sacred day on our calendar, it is worth noting that the great majority of our population was born after 6th March 1957”.
She said since our independence, we have had difficulties and stumbled in the search to reach our potential, but Ghana has never lost her position as the inspirational leading light on the African continent.
“At sixty-three (63), we know we have squandered many opportunities that, properly utilized, would have brought us to the economic breakthrough which we aspire. We lament, and rightly so, the infrastructural deficits that plague all sectors of our lives, and the considerable number of our people who still live in poverty. But, if truth be told, we have a solid reason to rejoice and be thankful to the Almighty, for this is a blessed nation”.
Honorable Comfort Asante also touched on the novel Coronavirus outbreak. “It is a medical crisis that is bringing in its wake deaths and economic difficulties, and is spreading fear and panic throughout the world”. She added.
She encouraged that we should pray that the Almighty continues to shield us, but also the time to pay attention to the health experts, and reject all fraudulent claims of cures that will only threaten public health safety.
“Please listen to, and take seriously, the public education messages being put out by the public health authorities, and I urge all churches, mosques, traditional authorities, civil society organization, and opinion leaders to join in helping to keep Ghana safe”
The Municipal Chief Executive thanked the men and women of the military and other security services, who put their lives on the line to keep the country safe and also the children and students who prepared themselves and took part in this captivating ceremony.
Awards were given to schools that excelled in the March parade. Ghana Senior High School was crowned as the overall best school. Oyoko Senior High School won the best cadet with Effiduase Roman Catholic Primary A winning top spot among the primary schools and Asokore Salvation Army adjudge best Junior High School.
Municipal Information Officer