Navrongo (U/E), March 9, GNA – A total of 32 schools made up of 14 primary schools, 11 Junior High Schools and seven Senior High Schools in the Kassena Nankana Municipality took part in a parade in Navrongo to celebrate the 63rd Independence Anniversary.
Organised groups such as dress makers, market women and hair dressers among others also took part in the parade.
The celebration was held under the theme: ‘Consolidating our Gains’.
Mr William Adum, the Kassena Nankana Municipal Chief Executive, assured the people that they would have a fair share of the road works planned by government for this year.
“Work on the Doba-Vunania and Tono Junction – Tono roads have been progressing steadily” and other contracts have been awarded for bitumen surfacing of the UDS Navrongo campus road as well as the new market road in Navrongo”.
He said the President, in the coming weeks, would the cut sod for work to begin on the Navrongo – Naaga road.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a speech read by Mr Adum called on Ghanaians to maintain a sense of patriotism and dedicate themselves to national development through consensus building.
“Despite our diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we have demonstrated a unity of purpose for the achievement of our common national goals”.
President Nana Addo said the country is blessed with immense natural and human resources and there is the need to add value to those resources to propel economic growth.
Awards were later given to individual students who performed creditably in the 2019 BECE and WASSCE examinations.
Schools that performed well during the parade were also given awards.