Some 56 years ago Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his compatriots through rentless struggle and efforts liberated Ghana from the colonial rule, imperialism and political oppressions. Every Ghanaian leaving evrywhere celebrate this National Day to commemorate the illustrious men and women through whose toil, struggle, dedication and sacrfices led us to independence.
As the country commomerates the 56th Independence anniversory today 6th March, 2013, Ga Central Municipal Assembly at its first time observed the day with a sucessful 56th Independence Day Parade at the Odorgonno Senior High School in the Municipality. The Ga Central Municipal Assembly was created out of Ga South Municipal Assembly, as a result of the creation of the new 45 constituencies by the Electoral Commision of Ghana prior to the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections.
642 Contingents (students) took part in the commomeration with a march pass and were drawn from 17 basic, Junior and Senoir high privates and public schools among the schools within the Municipality. The celebration could not have been a entertaining one without Cultural display and poetry recital from some selected schools as a additional input from the organizers.
Among the dignitaries who graced the occasion were the Municipal Chief Executive for the Municipal Assembly; Honorable Aristo Aryee, Head of Supervision, Ghana Education Service – Weija; Nana Ama Afari, Chiefs and Queen Mothers, including all the stakeholders within the Municipality.
The students in their message to the President, first of most commended the president for initiating the ‘One-Child One-Laptop’ project to enable them have reality with Information Communication Technology in their schools. They also asked the government to supports their teachers with Car and Mortgage Loans so the teachers can give the best of their expertise when the student needs them.
The students also want the government to improve the educational infrastructures with accessibility to their fellow students who are physically challenged in one way other and supports such with their necessary learning materials.
Chief Executive for the Municipality; Honorable Aristo Aryee, unbehalf of his excellency the president John Dramani Mahama, delivered the key note address on the theme: ” PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION FOR BUILDING A NEW BETTER GHANA”. He said the theme was well chosen and particularly appropriate for the occasion when our actions has embraced the public-private partnership policies and introduce the Information Communication Technology (ICT) in all schools for the pupils to become computer literates.
In the Assembly’s quest to develop the municipality, Honorable Aristo Aryee numerated that the Assembly has planned to construct six (6) unit classroom blocks, municipal hospital, establish National Health Insurance Scheam (NHIS) Satellite Office, supply five hundred (500) pieces of school furniture to the existing schools and construct an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre in the municipality. This is the course the NDC Government has been seeking to promote since assumed power in 2009, he added.
The Chief Executive for the Municipality; cited that government acknowledges the need to do more to solve the unemployment situation in the country, this he said is the reason why the government through the Ghana National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), is developing new models tailored to suit development needs of the country in order to reduce the unemployment situation in the country.