The 61st Independence Day anniversary has been commemorated with a colourful parade at the District Assembly Park at Techiman.


Present at the ceremony were the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Martin Oti Gyarko, former Member of Parliament, Professor Ameyaw Akumfi, as well as chiefs and queen mothers of the Tuobodom Traditional Area.


The District Chief Executive for Techiman North, Hon. Peter Mensah, in his remarks noted that even though as a country we might vary in terms of tribal differences, yet Ghanaians were one people and very hospitably in nature.


Hon. Mensah said Ghana should define and craft its destiny, adding, however that to achieve that would require a change of attitudes, change in the structure of the economy and achange in infrastructure development andeducation.


He urged all to pursue a path to prosperity and self-respect for Ghana, adding that corruption or the stealing of public funds continued to hold back the independence of our nation.


He said the issue of corruption should not be treated as a partisan matter and urged all to help protect the public purse. Hon. Mensah encouraged Ghanaians to be committed to the growth of the private sector as a critical partner in moving Ghana beyond Aid.


The Member of Parliament for the Techiman North constituency, Hon. Martin Oti Gyarko, presented a citation and a cashof GhȻ200.00 to the best Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) candidate in the district.


He also presented a set of brand new computers to some selected students in the district, while urging students to put up their best in the upcoming final year exams.


The former Member of Parliament for the area, Professor Ameyaw Akumfi, now the Board Chairman for  the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) presented a cash donation of GH500.00 to the Ameyaw Akumfi Senior High/Technical school for emerging the overall best winner in the 61st March past parade in the Techiman North district.


He promised similar packages for the best schools on future occasions.


The day was climax with a football match between the Techiman North District Assembly staff and the Ghana Education Service teaching staff.


Source: ISD (Aziz Abubakar)