[email protected]: MCE touts govt’s achievements in Obuasi

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly was not left out of the 66th Independence Day celebration on Monday, March 6 as school children, parents, members of the security services and Nananom thronged the Obuasi Len Clay sports stadium to mark the day.

The colourful ceremony saw more than 500 school children drawn from 25 schools in the Municipality take part in a march past.

The Chief Executive for Obuasi Municipal, Elijah Adansi-Bonah, who read the keynote address on behalf of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, highlighted on the plethora of developmental projects undertaken by the government, the Member of Parliament and the Assembly.

He mentioned the ongoing construction of internal roads and the 30-kilometer Obuasi- Anwiankwanta road, construction of storm drains, the upgrading of Obuasi Government Hospital, the revival of AngloGold Ashanti and the establishment of the KNUST-Obuasi campus, which he said is a partnership agreement the Assembly signed with KNUST and AngloGold Ashanti.

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“There are several other projects being done and new ones about to commence. I will like to particularly mention the Urban Park which is meant for providing recreation for our people.”

The MCE averred that the objective of the projects spearheaded by the government and the Assembly was to improve the standard of living of the people of Obuasi and also support government’s commitment to ensuring that the economy bounces back.

Touching on the theme for this year’s celebration ‘Our unity. Our strength. Our purpose’, MCE Adansi-Bonah underscored the importance of unity in building a successful society.

He mentioned that the lack of unity among different groups of people can stifle growth and undermine progress hence called on residents of Obuasi to embrace unity of purpose irrespective of their ethnic or religious background.

On education, the Obuasi MCE advised parents to play active role in their wards’ education, stressing that it is imperative for parents to support government to ensure that the Free Senior High school becomes a success.

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BONSEC JHS crowned winners

After a highly competitive march past, BONSEC school was crowned winners of the march past amassing 82.67% in the Junior High school category. They were presented with a plaque, one set of jersey and two footballs.

Obuasi SDA school came 2nd with Anyinam Methodist JHS B placing 3rd.

In the Primary school category, the LEAP School emerged winners with 78.00% with Kokoteasua Experimental MA Basic School placing second with 74.33% whiles Belicks school came third (3rd) with 70.33%.

An immediate past student of AngloGold Ashanti JHS, Benedicta Saaman, who received a Presidential Award for emerging as the Overall Best Female Graduating BECE Candidate in the Ashanti Region, was presented with a citation and a tablet by the Municipal Chief Executive.

All the participating schools were presented with certificates by the Obuasi Municipal Assembly.



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