The Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi, Elijah Adansi-Bonah, has admonished Ghanaians to continue to have faith and rally behind President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for him to build a better Ghana.
He made this remarks on Sunday, March 6 when he delivered the keynote address at an event held at the Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi to mark the 65th Independence Day anniversary celebrations.
The Obuasi MCE further stated that it is only when Ghanaians continue to support the President that he will be able to build the country and reduce the haste with which Ghanaians travel abroad to seek greener pastures.
Touching on the theme for the celebrations ‘Working Together, Bouncing Back Better’, Mr Adansi-Bonah said looking at how Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, bouncing back stronger by putting the Ghanaian economy on track will need the collective efforts of all Ghanaians.
He said: “Ghana has been united over the years and now it is the time for the nation to remain united more than before and put our shoulders to the wheel in building a better Ghana for the future generation.”
He again charged the school children gathered at the event to remain discipline and work hard towards their education, advising them to persevere irrespective of the obstacle that will impede their growth and development.
He told them to be determined in what they do.
MCE Adansi-Bonah seized the opportunity to elaborate on key achievements the Assembly has made under his stewardship.
He said the Assembly has so far constructed classroom blocks, rehabilitated the Municipal Education office, procured and distributed furniture, Veronica buckets to schools as well as fumigated schools in the municipality.
He said the Assembly will continue to invest in education this year but appealed to parents to invest in the education of their wards.
“Don’t spend all your money on funerals and clothes. Whiles government is making education free up to senior high school level, parents should also save and invest in their children’s education.”
Highlighting events at the celebration was a march past competition held for schools in the Obuasi Municipality.
At the end of the competition, Obuasi Presby Junior High School came first in the junior high school category with 78.33 points. For their prize, they took home a set of jerseys, 3 footballs and a plaque. St Augustines JHS and Bogobiri MA JHS emerged 1st and 2nd runners-up respectively.
In the primary category, Anglogold Ashanti Primary School took home a set of jerseys, 3 footballs and a plaque for emerging winners with 68.33 points. Nana Wiredu Memorial school came 2nd with Anyinam Methodist Primary B occupying the 3rd position.
In all, 21 schools and cadet corps took part in the march past competition.
Master Christian Yeboah Mensah Amoako, who recently received a Presidential award as the best BECE student in Ashanti Region, has been honoured by the Obuasi Municipal Assembly.
He was given a citation and a tablet.
He thanked the Assembly for honoring and encouraged his colleagues to take their studies seriously.
Nananom, Past MCEs, the Clergy, Senior Citizens, MUSEC members and the Media were present.