Independence Day Oguaa
Independence Day Oguaa

The county’s youth have been admonished to guard against all forms of negative tendencies and cultivate the spirit of national consciousness, discipline, hard work and selflessness to spearhead the crusade towards national unity.

Mr. Kwamena Duncan, Central Regional Minister said this will guarantee national cohesion and speed up the country’s development to improve upon the standard of living of its citizens.

Mr Duncan made the call at the grand parade of 2,000 school children, security services, cadet corps and voluntary organisations held at the Jubilee Park in Cape Coast to mark the 62nd Independence Day anniversary in the Region.

The contingent was selected from the various security agencies and Senior High School cadets, under the command of Superintendent Kingsley Abrokwah from the Central Regional Police Command with support from Corporal Peter Nyamekye Ocran from the Winneba Police Regimental Band.

This year’s celebration was held on the theme: “Celebrating Peace and Unity”.

The Regional Minister bemoaned the negative tendencies such as bribery and corruption, irresponsible parenting, lack of respect for time, disrespect for authority among others, stressing it had eaten deep into the Ghanaian society.

It therefore required a concerted effort from all Ghanaians to reduce it to the barest minimum before the country could be transformed to attain it full potentials.

He urged Ghanaians to use the day to soberly reflect on a common goal and double their individual and collective efforts to develop the country into a modern state that guaranteed good standard of living for all citizens.

The NPP government, he indicated was committed to investing in the people of the country and provide infrastructural development to bring about real transformation in the socio-economic conditions of every Ghanaian.

“The onus is on all of us to put our collective shoulders to the wheel to support the numerous government policies and programmes and social interventions geared towards transforming our dear country” he stated.

Mr. Duncan further urged Ghanaians to be cautious and responsible in their utterances and actions in order to safeguard the country’s democracy, security and stability.

The celebration was interspersed with cultural displays, drum appellations and poetry recitals from students of Ghana National College and Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind to the admiration of all.

Mr Duncan commended Ghanaian workers for their hard work and selfless contribution that had brought the country to its present state and encouraged them to work harder for the rapid transformation of the country.

He also advised the students to take advantage of the Government’s free senior high school policy to acquire higher education that would prepare them to face the challenges of the technology-driven global economy.

Awards and certificates were presented to schools and groups that excelled in the parade.

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