The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly on 6th March, 2022 celebrated the 65th Independence Day anniversary with a parade at the Kpone Methodist school park. The Independence Day was celebrated on the theme “Working together, bouncing back better”.

                    Cadet corps and students in a parade

       Dignitaries on their feet as they sing the National Anthem

The Municipal Director of Education; Mr Harry Evan Arthur in his welcome address thanked everyone present for gracing the occasion. He added that, the ability to provide basic needs of life to citizens makes a country independent. He urged citizens to promote peaceful co-existence and encouraged students to develop the habit of studying. Mr Harry Evans Arthur advised parents to support their wards by providing the necessary materials needed for their studies.

 Speaking at the Independence Day celebration, the Municipal Chief Executive; Hon Samuel Okoe Amanquah expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Municipal Directorate of Education, the event planners, participating schools as well as head teachers for their time and dedication in putting together this memorable annual event. Hon Amanquah added that, this year’s Independence Day celebration was a unique one since its marks the first national Independence Day he was celebrating upon his assumption into office as the Municipal Chief Executive. Hon Amanquah touched on the theme by educating the public on the need for all to work hand in hand as citizens of Ghana.  He emphasized that, togetherness would help move the Municipality and the nation forward.

The MCE, explained to the public that some measures have been put in place to improve the living standards and education in the municipality. He outlined some of the measures put in place as construction of classroom for Nii Ogli School, construction of six unit classroom at Hanna, provision of furniture to some schools and many more. He as well urged citizens to embrace today’s challenges as an opportunity for a brighter tomorrow.

                 Nii Tetteh Otu II presenting an award to a student

There was the presentation of awards to some students and schools that did well in last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Schools that put up outstanding performances during the parading activities were also given awards.

Dignitaries that graced the occasion included the Municipal Coordinating Director; Mr. Michael Owusu-Amoako, Paramount chief and President of Kpone Traditional Council; Nii Tetteh Otu II, Presiding Member; Hon. Joseph Gbeze, Municipal Director of Education; Mr. Harry Evans Arthur, the Member of Parliament for Kpone-Katamanso constituency; Hon. Joseph Akuerteh Tetteh, Assembly members, heads of Department, Staff of KKMA, Head Teachers, Media and the general public.