65 Schools Partake In Indece Parade At Bolga
By William N-lanjerborr Jalulah,
SIXTY-FIVE Basic and Senior High Schools in the Bolgatanga Municipality on Wednesday took part in Ghana's 56 th Independence Anniversary held at the Ramsey Sports Stadium.
There were 32 primary schools, 27 JHSs and 6 SHSs -with 2,007 pupils and students. There was also six contingents of security personnel, with ASP Abdul Jaleel Saeed as the parade commander.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Edward Ayiriba Ayagle reviewed the parade and took salute from the school children and the security personnel before he delivered President John Mahama's speech.
For the first time in many years, the participating schools were graded and the best school rewarded. Awogeya Primary School was adjudged the first with 82.8 points and took home Ghc 100.00 cash. Ndeng-Zein Primary School obtained 81.6 points to place 2 nd while Glory Land Primary School obtained 79.6 points to place 3 rd . 4 th position went to Straightway International School which obtained 78.5 points.
The cash reward was donated by African Financial Services Ltd., Bolgatanga. The Branch Manager of AFS, Mr. Adam Abdul-Basih, who made the presentation, said Bolgatanga was the first to benefit from his outfit's social corporate responsibility on Independence Day.
He observed that school children go through a lot of stress during their pre-independence rehearsals but go home with nothing after the programme thus the reason for which AFS this year came to donate cash to the first school.
Mr. Abdul-Basih hinted that AFS would work to improve on the package year by year. Other winners only received acknowledgement of their efforts by handshakes with the officials.
Dignitaries at the function included Members of Council of State, Rev. Jacob Ayeebo and Mr. David Gangah. Others were, Mr. Rockson Bukari and Mr. Epsona Ayamga, both former MCEs for Bolgatanga.
Senior security officers from Immigration, Fire Service, Prison, the Military and the Police were also present. The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Bright Oduro and his Deputy, ACP Perterkin Gyanae were both present.
Similar activities were held in all the remaining districts of the region in commemoration of the day.