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.
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