The Jomoro Municipal Assembly joined the rest of Ghanaians to celebrate the 67th Independence Day Anniversary with a colorful parade at Half Assini Senior High School park under the theme ‘’OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR PRIDE’’ on Wednesday 6th March 2024.
The Anniversary was dignified by the presence of Awulae Annor Adjei III, Paramount Chief of the Western Nzema Traditional Area and special guest of honor for the anniversary, Hon. Louisa Iris Arde, MCE for Jomoro Municipal, Mrs. Joyce Akosua Angmorteh Miezah, Municipal Coordinating Director for Jomoro Municipal Assembly, Mrs. Edith Mary Hagan, Municipal Education Director, Hon. Emmanuel Nvojo, Presiding Member for Jomoro Municipal Assembly, Hon. Assembly Members, Heads of the Security Services, Headmasters of Annor Adjei SHS and Half Assini SHS, Religious Leaders, and Nananom.
Participating Schools
The participating schools included Nana Ayebie Amihere Primary & JHS, Half Assini Catholic Primary & JHS, Half Assini Methodist Primary & JHS, Ekpu Primary and JHS, Atwebanso/Edobo M/A Primary & JHS, Jaway Wharf Islamic Primary & JHS, Jaway Wharf M/A Primary & JHS, Christ the King Primary School, Peace International Primary & JHS, Nzemaman Primary & JHS, Christian Academy Primary & JHS, The Lord’s Kingdom Primary & JHS, Half Assini Catholic School Cadet, Jaway Wharf Islamic School Cadet, Peace International School Cadet, Nzemaman School Cadet, Half Assini SHS Cadet and Annor Adjei SHS Cadet.
Address by the Special Guest of Honor
In his address, the Special Guest of Honor, Awulae Annor Adjei III expressed gratitude to the gathering for gracing the occasion. He said he was happy to see the children radiant in their uniforms and costumes and was hopeful that soon they would assume the mantle of leadership in the country. He urged the gathering to constantly pray for them to excel in their academic pursuits.
Address by the Municipal Chief Executive
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Louisa Iris Arde in her speech admonished the citizens to reflect on the journey that has brought us to this point. She said sixty-seven years ago, our forefathers fought tirelessly for our freedom and independence, and today we are a united sovereign nation, proud of our rich history, traditions, and culture.
She commented on the theme for the Anniversary ‘’Our Democracy, Our Pride’’ and said ‘’in a world where the winds of misfortunes and uncertainty often blow, we are privileged to live in a nation where the voice of the people is not only heard but respected.’’ She said our democracy albeit not perfect stands as a shining beacon of freedom, equality, and justice.
She urged the gathering to rededicate themselves to the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice and work together to build a society where every citizen can realize his/her full potential, where the rights of minorities are protected, and where the rule of law prevails.
She chronicled some achievements of the government and said ‘’the NPP Government has worked very hard to improve the lives of Ghanaians, provided essential services, and created an enabling environment where businesses can thrive and prosper despite deepening global economic challenges.
Hon. Louisa Iris Arde made a passionate appeal to all and sundry to conduct ourselves with civility and decorum devoid of acrimony, gerrymandering, and parochial partisan interest, especially during this year’s electioneering campaign. She reiterated that it is important that political parties and their activists campaign on transformative ideas and not insults and personal attacks so that the electorate can make an informed choice. ‘’We need to guard jealously the peace and security we are enjoying and not take things for granted. Bear in mind that elections will come and go but Ghana remains forever’’, she said.
In conclusion, she admonished Ghanaians to raise the flag and sing the national anthem with pride and hope for the future. ‘’Let us remember that we are all Ghanaians, united in our diversity and committed to building a better Ghana for all’’ she said.
Results of the March Pass
At the end of the march pass, Christian Academy, Half Assini was adjudged the best in the 67th Independence Day Anniversary for the Primary Schools Category and Methodist Half Assini Methodist JHS won the JHS category.
Presentation of Awards
Awards were presented to students who excelled in the 2023 B.E.C.E and W.A.S.S.C.E examinations and outstanding businessmen and women.
Blay-Morkeh Jeffery Erte of Peace International JHS, Half Assini was awarded the best B.E.C.E Candidate for the male category and Molsak Esther also of Peace International JHS was awarded the best B.E.C.E Candidate for the female category.
Mr. Asamoah Maxwell of Half Assini Senior High School emerged as the overall best Candidate for the 2023 W.A.S.S.C.E and Ms. Ahosei Cindy was awarded as the overall best Candidate for the female category.

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