The savannah region has on Monday, 6th March, 2023 marked the country’s 66th independence day anniversary with a parade in Damongo, the regional capital under the theme: ” Our Unity, Our Strength, Our purpose”.
The Savannah Regional Minister, Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibriel in an address read on his behalf by the West Gonja Municipal Chief executive ( Hon. Musah Karim Kusubari) explained that at the dawn of independence, the notion of oneness, purposefulness and resilience underpinned the call for new Africa personality espoused by Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah when he charged them to take their identity in their own hands coupled a challenge to prove to the world that the black man was capable of managing his own affairs and that the theme re-echoes the dream and aspirations of their forefathers and qualities prerequisite for a true independent country.
He noted that the country is in extraordinary difficult times which calls for the need to work in unison to make progress and also restore hope to the people and therefore urged all to be part of the efforts being made by Government to bring the country back on the trajectory of progress and development.
He added that “together we stand” should be the motivation for all to come together as one as the theme for the celebration enjoins them.
He said, their circumstances are just like that of their forefathers rose to the occasion and urged all to rise with one accord to the current challenges facing mother Ghana and work together to find a way forward in building motherland through partnership and not partisanship for a common purpose for a new and better Ghana.
He further explained that the current difficulties are only transitory which should not let anyone become disillusioned but rather do their small part to help in revamping the economy and added that, the Government is unrelenting in confronting the challenges facing the country but not without the support of both private and public sector workers, businesses and farmers whose hard work had brought the country this far.
He urged the students to mindful that the hallmark of a good citizen is patriotism and that Ghana needs their energy, dynamism, creativity and above all, their dreams for the building of a new and better Ghana.
In a key note address, the member of Parliament for Damongo and Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Abu Jinapor expressed gratitude to the service commanders and their personnels in the region and also to students from the various schools for their display of dynamism, agility and everything displayed at the 66th independence Anniversary celebration of the region making it a beautiful and memorable one.
He noted that occassions such as the independence day celebrations calls for the need for all to remind themselves of the need to remain united and see themselves first of all as Ghanaians and as indigenes of the savannah region and Damongo with the spirit and motivation which animated their forebears in 1957 with the inspiration to deal and confront the contemporary challenges of their time which included: Education, health care, employment, welfare, women empowerment and of all the things that will bring about prosperity, relief and development to the people with a united spirit which will means that all of them, irrespective of their ethnic background and political party are one people with a common destiny.
This year’s independence day celebrations in Damongo was graced by heads of departments, service commanders, heads of schools, the clergy, chief’s and many other dignitaries and participated by some selected schools in the west Gonja municipality with best performing 2022 BECE candidates receiving Laptops and cash awards from the Damongo MP for their outstandingperformancein the last years BECE.
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604