The Municipal Chief Executive of Ashaiman, Hon Albert Boakye Okyere has called on the citizens of Ashaiman to work together in nation building and development. The Municipal Chief Executive made this call when he was addressing the schoolchildren during the 65th Independence Day anniversary at Mandela Park in Ashaiman.

Togetherness in nation building and development is important because we find ourselves in a difficult situation as a world right now and it is about time we as citizens support ourselves and work together for others to support us in other to bring meaningful development to our communities in particular and the nation was a whole.

This year’s anniversary is under the theme: “WORKING TOGETHER; BOUNCING BACK BETTER”. Hon Albert Boakye Okyere emphasized that working together is the only antidote that can catapult our bouncing back better after the dreadful impact of the global pandemic COVID-19. He urged the citizens to endeavor to bury our political differences and loosen our party affiliations so that we can see ourselves more as one people with the common destiny and one goal.

On the infrastructure needs of the schoolchildren, The Municipal Chief Executive stressed that the assembly has taken it upon itself to provide other logistics for the schools to make teaching and learning easy and enjoyable. Currently, he said the assembly provided some schools in the Municipality with three hundred (300) desk, fifteen (15) teachers tables and thirty (30) chairs, one hundred and fifty (150) KG desks and seven hundred and fifty (750) chairs to ease congestion of which plans are also underway to abolish the shift system from the cluster of schools(Government schools)

He ended by reminding parents about their responsibilities towards the upbringing of their children. ”Parents must show concern by ensuring that their children are not carried away by the trapping of society and other social vices that seem to be on the ascendency. We must all ensure that children are brought up in a manner that will help them grow as responsible and patriotic citizens”.

The Assembly awarded schools, which took part in this year’s march pass, with certificates and trophies. Awards were presented to them by the dignitaries present which included the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Albert Boakye Okyere, The Municipal Coordinating Director Alhaji Saaki Dramani, The Member Of Parliament for Ashaiman Hon. Ernest Norgbey, Nii Anang Adjor, Regent Of Ashaiman And others.

The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman Hon Ernest Norgbey presented seven thousand (7000) exercise books for distribution to the participated schools. The Member of Parliament said he would go a long way to promote teaching and learning in the municipality.

Various dignitaries
MCE delivering his speech
schools delivering their speech