Independence Patriotism
Independence Patriotism

Ghanaians, especially residents of the Ningo-Prampram District, on Ghana’s 62nd Independence Day commemoration, have been urged to be patriotic, selfless, and committed to the cause of Ghana.

Mr Jonathan Teye Doku, Ningo-Prampram District Chief Executive, delivering the anniversary speech, said as Ghana celebrates her continuous growth in peace and unity, residents must not see it as just funfare but rather an opportunity to inculcate nationalist values in children.

This year’s celebration was on the theme: “Celebrating peace and unity”

Mr Doku also urged residents to be particularly mindful of the kind of groups they formed and joined adding that they must stay away from social vices that had bedevilled society lately.

“Issues of drug and alcohol abuse, carrying around of arms and ammunition, teenage pregnancies, disrespect for authority amongst others should be a thing of the past, ” adding that “I want to entreat our youth to be much more focused on their education and acquiring meaningful skills”.

Touching on the District’s revenue issues, he indicated that the Old Ningo Area Council had successfully been opened and assembly officers posted there to work assiduously to mobilize revenue for NIPDA to undertake infrastructural development.

Mrs Beatrice Ollennu, Ningo-Prampram District Education Director, on her part, commended the pupils, teachers and other groupings for a smart turn out and splendid performances.

Mr Ollennu called on all residents to resolve to work in unity towards preserving and sustaining the peace in the country.

In all, a total of 29 basic and senior high schools participated in the parade with a contingent of 32 students each.

Traditional dance performance, prayers,, drum appellations and other displays were also performed by students from selected schools.

The occasion was also used for the exhibition and promotion of Made in Ghana goods.

Residents were also educated on Glaucoma as they were encouraged to go for an eye test especially persons aged 40 years and above as well as those who had family history of blindness.

Prampram SDA Basic, Gennes Preparatory, and Abia D.A. Basic emerged third, second and first in that order, for the basic category of the March pass performance while Prampram SHS, Community Development Vocational Institute and Global SHS were adjudged third, second, and first in that order for the SHS category.

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