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Independence Day Marked In Weija-Gbawe

The 65th Independence Day celebration was marked in the Weija-Gbawe municipality with a mini durbar and a parade of school children from both the public and private schools in the municipality.
The occasion, held on Sunday, 6th March 2022 at the Omega School park, Oblogo, was attended by the creme de la creme in the municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor took the salute.
Hon. Tina Gifty Naa Ayele Mensah, the Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Health Minister, was the special guest of honor.
In attendance was the Presiding Member of the Municipal Assembly, Hon. Oduro Ampaw and Assembly Members, Service Commanders of the security services, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mrs. Mercy Quansah Ogoe, the heads of departments and staff of the Assembly, and the Municipal Education Director, Mr. Charles Odoom, the staff of the Education Directorate, and teachers.
The traditional rulers, in their resplendent regalia, were not left out.
Proprietors of some of the private schools in the municipality graced the Independence Day celebration.
Some selected school children undertook the duties of Christian, and Muslim prayers, and the pouring of libation.
As usual, the address of the children centered on their future.
The Municipal Chief Executive's address encompassed activities undertaken over the year under review and the future.
The MP, Hon. Tina Mensah, in her address, attributed some challenges to the global economy.
She said Ghana is the first country in Africa to evacuate its citizens from Ukraine in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
Certificates of participation and merit were issued to all deserving individuals and schools.
A new innovation, the MCE's Special Academic Excellence Awards, was introduced to award outstanding pupils, teachers, and schools for their achievements during the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Funding for the Awards was from the MCE, who donated six (6) sets of jerseys and eight (footballs.
The Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, also, donated Ghc 10,000.00, a Chinese company, Ghc500.00, and the Gbawe Shell Filling Station, Ghc100.00.
The best performed public school was Mallam M/A Basic '1' followed by New Gbawe Experimental Basic '1' and St. Jude R/C Basic.
The best performed private school was Good Shepherd International School, followed by Crown and Glory School and Danem Royal Montessori School.
They were presented with a set of jerseys and a football each.
The best-performed candidates for the BECE for both public and private schools were Miss Daniella Apenteng of New Gbawe Community '1' and '2' and Master Fosuhene Kofi Adu Daasebre of Crown and Glory School.
They both took away a glass plaque and Ghc2,000.00 each.
The best-performed teacher award was won by Miss Eunice Asamoah Tandoh.
She took away a brand new Samsung refrigerator.
A special achievement award went to Miss Abena Kyeremeh Yeboah of Holy Cross School, winner of the 21st edition of the National Junior Spelling Bee competition.
For her award, she received a glass plaque and a cash donation of Ghc 1,000.00.
Julius Sarpei,
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.