On 6th March, 1957, Ghana gained independence from British colonial rule. The path to liberation was marked by struggles with many forebears laying their lives for the country to achieve freedom. As a result, 6th of March of every year is set aside to commemorate the country’s independence. The celebration is typically marked each year by series of activities and climaxed by great performances from cultural troupes and a parade of contingents of school pupils, security services and identifiable groups across the country.
This year, the 66th independence anniversary celebration was marked across the country on Monday, 6th March, 2023 under the theme “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose”. With similar parades organized in the various regions and district capitals, the celebration was accordingly marked in the Pru East District’s capital, Yeji.
On parade at the event held to commemorate the celebration were representatives of identifiable groups and 32 contingents of school pupils, from senior high schools and basic schools across the district.
More than 400 people from various parts of the district, including members of the clergy, traditional leaders, political party representatives, heads of various institutions, Assembly members etc. participated in the district’s celebration which was held at the Yeji AstroTurf Park. The event was graced by the District Chief Executive, Hon. Alhaji Adams Abdulai who took the salute and delivered the anniversary speech.
In his speech, Hon. Adams reiterated the district’s commitment to ensure that access to basic necessities such as good roads, portable water, constant power supply etc. across the district were improved. He also entreated citizens to unite and rally behind him and other key stakeholders to maintain the peace and security enjoyed by the district. Hon. Adams again commended the Akuffo-Addo led government for formulating and implementing policies that aimed at improving the economy and the overall well-being of citizens. He ended by encouraging the youth of the district to maximize the opportunities presented by the government through the roll-out of policies such as YouStart, the National Rental Assistance Scheme, the National Alternative Livelihood Project, IDIF, amongst others.
In conclusion, this year’s celebration of Ghana’s 66th independence from colonial rule was exquisitely marked in the Pru East District. Apart from the venue of the event beautifully decorated with colors of the national flag, citizens present were treated to spectacular performances from school pupils on parade and a rich display of Ghanaian cultural traditions and clothes.
Some of the schools that participated in the event
The DCE with the Police Commander and other dignitaries present at the event
Cadet Corps from Yeji Senior High School.
The DCE presenting a citation to the overall best SHS of the March pass competition.
The DCD presenting a citation to the overall best JHS of the March pass competition.