Denkyembour District Assembly Celebrates 66th Independence Day
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 6th March 2023
On the 6th of March 2023, the Denkyembour District Assembly organized the 66th Independence Day celebration. The theme for the celebration was “Our Unity, Our Strength, and Our Purpose.” The memorable and colourful celebration was well-attended by residents of the Denkyembour District, including all schools within the district capital.
The celebration started with an opening ceremony, which was presided over by the District Chief Executive, Honourable Seth Birikorang Ofosu. The National Anthem was played, and the nation’s colours were hoisted.
The District Director for Education gave the opening address, where he spoke about the importance of unity, strength, and purpose in achieving national development. He continued his speech with some achievements obtained within the district for the year. One of them included St Roses Senior High School, which attained the best performing Senior High School for four consecutive years. He also added that all teachers in the Senior High Schools, Junior High Schools and Kindergarten level have received a laptop each from the government. He lastly added that the district assembly had constructed a new office complex for the District Education Directorate.
The celebration also featured speeches by various dignitaries, including the District Chief Executive; Honourable Seth Birikorang Ofosu and the Member of Parliament for Akwatia Constituency; Honourable Henry Boakye Yiadom. They both spoke about the importance of education in promoting unity, strength, and purpose. They both informed people at the ceremony that, despite the hardship of the nation that emanated from global challenges, the government had put in a lot of efforts to promote education within the nation. It was therefore important for all citizens to support the government in rebuilding the economy from the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
After the speeches, a parade was held, which featured various schools. The parade was followed by a musical display, where a young talent of the Denkyembour District showcased various cultural performances through music.
In conclusion, the 66th Independence Day celebration organized by the Denkyembour District Assembly was a great success. The theme of the celebration, “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose,” was well-reflected in the speeches, parade, and cultural display. The celebration was a reminder of the importance of unity, strength, and purpose in achieving national development. The Denkyembour District Assembly deserves commendation for organizing such a memorable and colourful event