Mr Thomas Owusu Ansah, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South-East is urging the Ghanaian people to do away with divisive tendencies that seek to derail the progress of the nation.
He said the persuit of racial, religious, political, and other social categorisation interests ahead of nation have the tendency to bring disunity among the people and also, denied nation a lot of growth and development.
He made the statement in his address at the 65th Independence Day Parade held at St. Anthony Preparatory School Park in Adugyama on Sunday March 6, 2022.
Touching on the theme for this year’s anniversary which reads “Working Together, Bouncing Back Better”, the DCE said, he could not agree with the proponents more for choosing such theme for year’s anniversary, since the time has come for us to unite and gravitate towards building a self-reliance nation.
” Regardless of our political, religious, racial and other social affiliations, I believe as Ghanaians or residents of Ghana, we have to come together in unity and work hard to succeed together.
I am happy one of the schools here at this August Parade has the motto: “Together We Will Succeed”. It is in line with the theme for this year’s anniversary, and I personally agree with that school of thought” he stated.
About 21 schools made up of 11 primary, nine junior high and two senior high participated in the march past.
Also at the Parade were Roman Catholic Brass Band and Adugyama SHS Cadet who treated the audience to patriotic songs and marching skills.
Mr Owusu Ansah further told the Parade that, the District is determined to build a buoyant district with unity, selflessness and dedication, and urged the people to emulate the good examples of their forebears who fought for the independence of Ghana.
“This is our time. We have the opportunity to contribute to the development of our District and Ghana as whole so let’s utilise it” he stated.
After thanking organisers of anniversary for work well executed, he congratulated the children from schools drawn from across the District, Adugyama SHS cadet, Adugyama R/C Primary drama group, and R/C Brass Band for their splendid performance.
At the end of the march past, Adugyama R/C Primary, Great Jubilee R/C Junior High School and Sabronum Methodist SHS were adjudged were winners in Primary, JHS and SHS categories respectively.
With the DCE to grace the anniversary were Mr Kaleem Abdallah Adam, District Coordinating Director, Mr Hamid Kramo District Director of Education, Mr Issah Ibrahim, Presiding Member and a representative of the Member of Parliament, Mr Francis Adabor-Manu.
Also present were assembly members, heads of departments, traditional leaders, political party leaders, and the clergy.
By: Thomas Awuah Asem, Adugyama