As part of a nationwide celebration to mark the 66 years of Ghana’s independence, the Bolgatanga East District held its independence parade on the Agric Park, Zuarungu with 20 basic schools, 2 senior high schools, and other traders on parade. Chiefs, assembly members, and the public were there in their numbers to mark the day.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bolgatanga East District, Hon. David Amoah in his address pleaded with all present to have a deeper reflection on the sacrifices our forefathers made in the struggle for Ghana to gain her independence. He advised all present to be patriotic to Ghana and be willing to avail themselves towards activities that will bring development to Ghana. He added that the celebration of 66th Independence Day is a reminder to us to create the future we all desire.
He bemoaned that Bolgatanga East after 66 years of independence is still battling with the menace of teenage pregnancies, early child marriages, school dropouts and many vices that are social, seriously affect the youth of school going age in the district. He asked parents and stakeholders to collaborate with government to nib these problems in the bud.
The DCE recounted successes the assembly had chalked in the provision of 150 hexagonal tables and 900 chairs for kindergarten, 400 dual desk for primary schools were handedover to schools in the district. A one-unit kindergarten block constructed at Zuarungu Moshie and another one-unit junior high school block with 100 dual desk in Dubila have also been handed over to the Education Service Directorate this year.
The District Police Commander, ASP Charles Simpa and the District Director of Education, Mr. George Asika joined Hon. David Amoah (DCE) to take the salute on behalf of the President of Ghana.
Source: Raphael Azare Kariyama, DIO