LaNMMA Celebrates Ghana’s Independence Day

The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly celebrated Ghana’s 65th Independence anniversary on Sunday, March 6, 2022.  The event which is held every year to commemorate the struggle and attainment of Independence and self-governance from the British colonial rule took place at the Madina Astro-Turf Park.

The celebration which was on the theme, “Working Together, Bouncing Back Better,” was graced by the Municipal Coordinating Director, Madam Abena Kwesiwa Kyei, Chiefs and Religious leaders, staff and Heads of department, Assembly Members, Schools and head teachers, Security officers and Market queens.

Speaking on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive, Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, Madam Kyei said, 6th March was a day that ushered Ghana into independence and self-rule and that should be celebrated with pride and patriotism.

“This day is a day to remember because it affords us the opportunity to remember the toil, sweat and the blood shed by our forebears and the need to celebrate their heroism,” she emphasized.

She added that Ghana remains the beacon of hope to countries across Africa and beyond, having led the fight through early attainment of independence.

“It is our moral duty to continue to be a positive model in the world in all aspects of human endeavour,” she added

Madam Kyei indicated that Ghana’s place in the history of Africa and the role it played in the liberation of Africa from colonial government has earned her a great reputation among the community of nations.

She said the Government of Ghana would continue to invest heavily in the education sector as education was the bedrock of development of every country.

“In view of this, the Municipal Assembly will continue to complement government’s efforts by providing classroom infrastructure, furniture and financial support to the schools,” she noted.

The Municipal Education Director, Mr. Kean Adjei Appiah added that educating children to be responsible and competitive in the current global economy is a shared responsibility that should not be left at the doorstep of the government alone.

He pleaded with the stakeholders to give him all their support to enable him consolidate modern gains and improve on it as far as education was concerned.

Mr. Kean congratulated all schools for their improved performance in the BECE and WASSCE.

Various schools were awarded for their splendid performance during the March pass, including Presbyterian Boys Senior High School who emerged winners at the cadet category, followed by Greenhill Academy with West African Senior High School placing third.

In the public schools category, Queen of Peace Roman Catholic School came first, followed by Ayi Mensa, and Fire Armour Junior High taking the third position.

On the private schools front, Pentecost Preparatory School were first with Golden Gate Academy placing second followed by Ohemaa Basic Academy for the third position. Aisha Bintu Khalifa Islamic Basic School received an award for best dressed school. Pentecost Preparatory School, Queen of Peace Roman Catholic School and Ayi Mensah M/A School won the best performing school, most punctual school and MCE’s Special award respectively.

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