62nd Independence Day
62nd Independence Day

Neatly dressed students and members of voluntary organisations in well-rehearsed gesticulations marched past to herald the 62nd Independent Day Anniversary parade at Dambai, the capital of the newly created Oti region.

The contingents made up of 40 students each from the six circuits of the Capital including; the Association of market Women as well as hairdressers marched past the dais with the Glorious Development Brass Band providing spectacular rendition of patriotic songs suited for such occasions.

Mr Patrick Chatty Jilemah, Krachi East Municipal Chief Executive, who read the 62nd Anniversary address on behalf of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said accelerated development had been anchored on peace, unity and hardwork and urged the Ghanaian community to gird their loins for those attributes to succeed.

He urged the general public to avoid tendencies that would sow seeds of discord and disunity as the maintenance of the peace was more expensive.

The MCE called for paradigm shift and attitudinal change towards state resource management, land, vegetation, water bodies and positioning its human capital and resources to actualise the needed development aspirations.

He said government was poised in renewing the professional mandate of the Ghana Police Service and other national security agencies to acceptable standards towards securing the territorial sovereignty of the country.

Also present at the ceremony was Mr Michael Gyato, Member of Parliament for Krachi East and Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Nana Kwaku Benyenor II, Dambaihene, Heads of Security Agencies and representatives of political parties and religious groups.

For the first time in the annals of the Independence Day Anniversary celebrations, the national parade was taken to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale by the President Akufo-Addo to honour the chiefs and people of the area for giving peace a chance in the age-long Dagbon chieftaincy issue.

The 62nd Independence Anniversary is on the theme, “Celebrating Peace and Unity.”

Nana Owusu Yeboah and Mr Maxwell Blagogee have been designated as Minister and Deputy Minister of the new Oti region and are expected to be vetted soon by Parliamentary Vetting Committee.

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