The people of Wenchi Municipality have commemorated Ghana’s 65th Independence Day Anniversary with a call on citizens to work together to surmount the developmental challenges confronting the area with a sober reflection on the collective efforts and sacrifice of our forbearers for Ghana’s liberation from the shackles of colonialism.
Addressing a mammoth gathering of students, pupils, security personnel, chiefs and people of the area at this year’s Anniversary Parade, under the theme “Working Together, Bouncing Back Better” the Municipal Chief Executive Alexander Obour Damoah emphasized the need to come together as a people to sacrifice and contribute to national development as made by past and present government’s to achieve political and economic freedom and development. He touted the policy achievements of the Nana Akufo – Addo led government, since assuming office in 2017 in the areas of Education, Health, Agriculture, Industrialization, Roads, Electrification, aimed at creating opportunities for all Ghanaians, safeguarding the natural environment and ensuring resilient economy. The MCE assured the people of government’s commitment to promote peace and development for all, regardless of one’s political, religious or tribal considerations. He called for the support and cooperation of stakeholders to address all the pending chieftaincy disputes, poor roads, poor sanitation, inadequate health facilities, water challenges, etc. in the Municipality. The Chief Executive stressed the need to work together to surmount the developmental challenges confronting the area. He urged all to continuously adhere to the COVID-19 prevention protocols.
The Municipal Edition of the Anniversary Celebration was held with a parade of school contingents from 16 Primary Schools, 16 Junior High Schools (JHS), 4 Senior High Schools and 3 Cadet Corps. In the Match Past, Istiqaama SHS won the 1st position, Koase Tech/SHS was 2nd and Nkyeraa SHS was 3rd in SHS category. In the JHS category, Wenchi Methodist ‘A’ JHS was 1st, St. Paul’s Anglican JHS and 3rd position went to SVD R/C JHS. In the Primary category, Twinkle Star Foundation School had the 1st position, Wenchi Methodist ‘A’ Primary School was 2nd and Calvary Methodist Preparatory School was 3rd. Awards of many disciplines were given to schools and individuals; Most Improved Schools, Best WASSCE candidates 2021, Best BECE candidates, pupils of Radio Learning Programme, Outstanding Teachers/Head Teachers, 1st Runner up winners of the Independence Day Anniversary National Quiz (Wenchi Methodist SHS), amongst others.
By: Stanick Sofel Amuzu Kpodo