Monday 6th March marks exactly 66 years since Ghana gained independent from its colonial masters. Ghanaians within and outside the country raised high the flag of Ghana to celebrate this day to honor the fore fathers who fought for the freedom and independence of this noble, peaceful and selfless country. Hence, the Awutu Senya District Assembly celebrated this 66th independent day at Jei Krodua a suburb in the district.

The celebration which was under the theme “OUR UNITY, OUR STRENGTH, OUR PURPOSE` was honored by the Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya West constituency, Hon. Gizella Agbotui Tetteh, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Joseph Aidoo, the District Director of Education, Mr. Isaac Godwin Kwesi Arhin, District Coordinating Director, Mrs. Eunice Naalia, the paramount chief of Jei Krodua, Nii Dade IV, Heads of religious bodies and among other groups of people from within and outside the district.

On parade at the Anglican school park at Jei Krodua, 800 students and 40 teachers were drawn from 20 public schools, ten private schools and five Senior High Schools. Cadet force from the five Senior High Schools were not left out in the parade and the match past where they displayed a harmonious cadet parade.

During the celebration, there was a beautiful cultural display by the Awutu Widows cultural troupes, chorography performance and poem recitals about the history of this prestigious country.

In her speech the Hon. Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya West Constituency Mrs. Gizella Agbotui Tetteh said there are two different political parties that share power in the District yet they are working hand in hand and in unity for the betterment of the District and the nation as a whole.

She also used the opportunity to advice parents and students, that students should sacrifice and learn hard to achieve their future goals, thus, the future of this nation is in their hands. She also urged parents to support and encourage their wards in their education.

Hon. Agbotui Tetteh later disclosed that she has commenced a skill training(ASUMIAPA) in the district and urged the youths to partake in it. She further congratulated all teachers for their hard work towards the education system in the country.

For his part, the DCE, Hon Joseph Aidoo elaborated on the theme, OUR UNITY, OUR STRENGTH, OUR PURPOSE, and explained that the selfless vision of our fore fathers were the leading elements that triggered them to fight for the freedom and independence of this country, thus, now is the time for every citizen to put aside their political differences and work hard in unity to have a common purpose to build a better Ghana for the future generation because the success and peace of this country is a collective responsibility.

Hon. Aidoo further attributed the current challenges facing the country to the global pandemic Covid 19 and the Russia and Ukraine war adding that the government is doing everything possible to measure in place to curb this situation. “Hence, Ghanaians should also pay their national roles to help support government to overcome this common enemy”.

He also noted that, quality education is the hallmark for this country education system and that the government has selected three schools within the District to receive learning materials to enhance teaching and learning. The DCE also assured his constituents that in due time the Awutu Senya District Assembly will establish an award scheme to help support schools and students in the District thus advice students to take their studies seriously.

The DCE then expressed his profound gratitude to teachers for their vital roles they are playing to support education in the country and then congratulated all the award winning cadet troupes and schools and urged Ghanaians to eat what we grow in other to help patronize Ghana made goods to promote the credibility of mother Ghana.

Awards were given to all the cadets troupes and participated schools in this year’s parade of which Awutu Winton Senior High school cadet troupe emerged as the winner of the cadet matched parade.



Cindy Amoako (ISD)