GEMA MARKS 58TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY PARADE: MCE ADVOCATES CONFORMITY TO POLICIES AS A PANACEA TO ACHIEVING A BETTER GHANA

By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Hon. John Kwao Sackey, has urged the people of Ghana to demonstrate commitment and uphold policies of the government to ensure the attainment of a better Ghana.

He made this call at the Ga East Municipal’s celebration of the 58th Independence Anniversary Parade held at the forecourt of the Assembly complex in Abokobi. Over 1500 school pupils drawn from selected basic, junior and senior high schools participated in the march past which lasted for about three hours.

Pupils from the Dome Anglican ONE Basic school thrilled all gathered with artistic displays depicting the colours of Ghana and the black star among others following which the Parade Commander, Master Raymond Ocloo, a pupil of the Dome Anglican One Junior High School, invited the MCE and the other dignitaries for parade inspection.

Preceding the MCE’s address was a beautifully crafted poetic display on cleanliness by some pupils of the Dome Anglican One Junior High School.

In his independence anniversary message, Hon. Kwao Sackey charged the people in his municipality to be law-abiding and conform to the numerous policies developed by the government for the betterment of the nation.

He stated that “the task of nation building does not rest solely on government but also on the citizens of the nation.” He therefore called on all citizens, particularly in his municipality, to eschew lawlessness and support government’s policies aimed at making the nation a better place for us all.

“Several policies have been deployed by government to ensure a better Ghana but policies cannot change a nation if majority of the people do not conform to them”, the MCE stressed.

Hon. Sackey used the occasion to announce the sod-cutting of three development projects: the construction of the maternity block for the Abokobi health centre, the construction of a police station and the expansion of road networks for Abokobi, Boi and Sesemi towns.

He also paid glowing tribute to his hardworking staff and charged them to put in more effort to for the advancement of the people.

The Municipal Director of Education (MDE), Ms. Florence Esi Damali, encouraged all to make the transformation in the education sector a collective responsibility. Recounting the President’s promise to improve upon education in the State of the Nation Address, the MDE indicated that her outfit has begun receiving part of the items which included computers. She promised to ensure the fair distribution to all basic schools in the municipality.

Four individuals were awarded for their hard work in the maiden “best worker award” scheme for the Assembly. Mr. Seidu Kollan, the Municipal Finance Officer (MFO), was honoured as the overall best worker for 2014. The rest of the awards went to Ms. Rosemond Awuni, Best Worker – Health Services category, Mr. Seth Anyormi, Public Relations Officer for Education, Best Worker – Education category and Mr. Stephen Quartey, Executive Officer for the Best Worker – Central Administration category. They received a citation and cash prizes.

Master Dei-Tumi Setor, a first year science student of the Tema Senior High School and a former pupil of the GAEC Basic School also received the “MCE’s Special Award Best Ga Student” in the 2014 BECE. He took home a cash price of GH₵300.00

The anniversary parade was well attended by the traditional rulers clad in their regalia as well as the general public.

Participating schools that put up splendid performance in the march past were also given awards.

End.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE IN PIX

Parade Commander inviting MCE for inspection
Parade Commander inviting MCE for inspection
MCE inspecting Parade
MCE inspecting Parade
Artistic displays by pupils of the Dome Anglican One Junior High School
Artistic displays by pupils of the Dome Anglican One Junior High School
Hon. Adwoa Safo (left), MP for Dome-Kwabenya seated on the dais with MCE, Mr. Martin Dassah (right)
Hon. Adwoa Safo (left), MP for Dome-Kwabenya seated on the dais with MCD, Mr. Martin Dassah (right)
Municipal Director of Education, Ms. Florence Esi Damali, delivering the welcome address
Municipal Director of Education, Ms. Florence Esi Damali, delivering the welcome address
MCE (middle) flanked by MDE (left) & Kwabenya District Police Commander (right) taking the march past salute
MCE (middle) flanked by MDE (left) & Kwabenya District Police Commander (right) taking the march past salute
Scenes of the march past
A scene of the march past
Scenes of the march past
A scene of the march past
MCE delivery Independence Day address with Municipal Chief Guard behind
MCE delivery Independence Day address with Municipal Chief Guard standing behind
Poetic display on cleanliness by pupils from the Dome Anglican One Junior High School
Poetic display on cleanliness by pupils from the Dome Anglican One Junior High School
A section of Traditional & Religious Leaders
A section of Traditional & Religious Leaders
A section of staff at the parade grounds
A section of staff at the parade grounds
Kwabenya District Police Commander, Supt. ,(left), Chief of Abokobi, Nii Samuel Adjetey Mohenu (middle) & PM, Hon. Edward Ayitey Aryea (right) on the dais
Kwabenya District Police Commander, Supt. ,(left), Chief of Abokobi, Nii Samuel Adjetey Mohenu (middle) & PM, Hon. Edward Ayitey Aryea (right) on the dais
Pupils marching
Pupils marching
A section of staff at the parade grounds
A section of staff at the parade grounds
A section of Traditional & Religious Leaders
A section of Traditional & Religious Leaders
Rev. Ebenezer Akrong, Abokobi District Pastor of the Presby Church
Rev. Ebenezer Akrong, Abokobi District Pastor of the Presby Church
Hon. Smart Sowah, Assembly Member for Abokobi with some staff
Hon. Smart Sowah, Assembly Member for Abokobi with some staff
Hon. Franklin Fempong Manso, Assembly Member for Taifa South, with some staff
Hon. Franklin Fempong Manso, Assembly Member for Taifa South, with some staff
Mr. Mohammed Alhassan, Admi of Dome Zonal Council seated with Hon. Vida Tangwam, Gov't Appointee
Mr. Mohammed Alhassan, Admi of Dome Zonal Council seated with Hon. Vida Tangwam, Gov’t Appointee

MEET THE AWARD WINNERS

Stephen Quartey, Executive Officer, receiving his award from Nii Abokobi
Stephen Quartey, Executive Officer, receiving his award from Nii Abokobi
Seth Anyormi, Education P.R.O, receiving his award from MCD
Seth Anyormi, Education P.R.O, receiving his award from MCD
Nurse Rosemond Awuni receiving her award from PM
Nurse Rosemond Awuni receiving her award from PM
Mr. Seidu Kollan receiving the overall best worker award from MCE, Nii Abokobi & others
Mr. Seidu Kollan receiving the overall best worker award from MCE, Nii Abokobi & others
Master Dei-Tumi Setor receiving the “MCE’s Special Award” as “Best Ga Student” in the 2014 BECE from Rev. Ebenezer Akrong
Master Dei-Tumi Setor receiving the “MCE’s Special Award” as “Best Ga Student” in the 2014 BECE from Rev. Ebenezer Akrong
An excerpt of the march past
An excerpt of the march past
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