Adentan municipal assembly came together to mark the 67th Independence Day celebration at the Adentan Community Basic School Park in the Gbentanaa Electoral Area on March 6, 2024. This year’s theme, “Our Democracy, Our Pride”, was highlighted throughout the festivities reminding the citizenry of the importance of democracy and unity in the nation.

Ghana’s Independence Day is celebrated annually on 6th March to honour the country’s heroes who led it to freedom from British colonial rule in 1957. Osagyefo Dr.  Kwame Nkrumah, the first Prime Minister, declared Ghana’s independence on this day, making it the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve freedom from European colonialism. It is a national holiday for all Ghanaians, both at home and in the diaspora.

The event included various activities such as a match parade, students showcasing their marching skills, speeches, and the presentation of awards to deserving learners and schools.

The gathering was graced by notable figures including Hon. Ebenezer Doku, the Municipal Chief Executive, Madam Rachael Fosua Sarpong, the Municipal Coordinating Director, and Madam Gifty Mussey, the Municipal Education Director. Chief Superintendent Lawyer Richard Agyepong Boateng, the Divisional Police Commander, and Hon. Mahamud Ya-Adzagey, Assembly member for the Otano Electoral Area and Presiding Member for the Adentan Municipal Assembly were also in attendance in addition to other assembly members and traditional rulers.

In his address, Mr. Ebenezer Doku, the Municipal Chief Executive emphasized the importance of upholding democracy and peaceful conduct as Ghana prepared for the upcoming general elections in December. He reminded the public that democracy should always be accompanied by peace and unity for the country to progress.

Several Schools participated in this year’s parade, including Fafraha Community Senior High School (FACOSH), Delcam Senior High School, Mercy Islamic Senior High School, and others. Unfortunately, due to the hot weather, 61 students including 26 males and 35 females collapsed during the parade. However, they were quickly attended to by the medical team on site, with one student referred to Fafraha Community Clinic for further medical attention.

The awards ceremony recognized outstanding performances in various categories such as best performance in the 2023 BECE, best schools in the 2023 BECE, and best sanitation practices. Both public and private school learners were acknowledged for their excellence in the 2023 WAEC examinations.

All participating schools in the parade were also awarded but based on their performances with Fafraha Community SHS being adjudged the overall best performing school of the day.



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