The Municipal Chief Executive of Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA), Hon. Boye Laryea said that Ghanaians should be proud of the liberal democratic path the country is treading and must unite to make it work. He said we can and should be able to bring our people out of poverty and into prosperity faster. He told the gathering that they should acknowledge the good things happening in our country and that Ghana is making progress gradually.
He was speaking at the 63rd Independence Day celebration held at Achimota Basic School Park on the 6th of March 2020. Dignitaries present were Municipal Coordinating Director Mr. Samuel Amoah, Member for Parliament for Okaikwei North Hon. Issah Fuseini, Director of Education Okaikwei North Mrs. Cynthia Aboni, ACP. Oduro Amaning Divisional Commander- Tesano, Supt. Christine Srofenyoh, District Commander Achimota and the Chiefs and Queen Mothers of the municipality.
Hon. Boye Laryea stated: “No longer do mothers have to sell off their most treasured fabrics and jewelries, and fathers going out to money lenders, to be able to see their children through senior high school. Senior high school is free for every child. There are more children in secondary schools now, especially young girls, than we had before. The government is changing the curricula and focus on education to meet the needs of the modern economy prepare our young people to compete on the global scale.”
Hon. Boye explained to them that, nineteen percent of our people do not have access to portable water, but eighty-five percent of the people in Ghana presently have access to safe water. The supply of electricity has reach eighty – five percent across the length and breath of the country.
He added that the number of children who died from measles have reduced drastically because of proper vaccines provided by government. No child has died from measles in the past seventeen years in Ghana. Previously, measles used to be the leading killer of our children aged under five. Therefore, Ghana is making progress.
In all, twenty – seven basic schools in Okaikwei North Municipality took part in the match pass. The first award went to Answarudeen with 82 percent, Aggrey Basic School was second with 81.6 percent and Achimota Basic School placed third with 81.3 percent.
Source: GHANA/ onmaonline.com