The Western North Region joined the other sixteen Regions in Ghana to commemorate the 66th Independence Day anniversary at Juaboso Senior High School Park, the theme “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose“.

As a novelty and in order to encourage participation of majority of the populace and to mimic the rotational approach of the national event, the Region moved this year’s celebration from the Regional capital Sefwi Wiawso to Juaboso District.

The purpose of moving the Parade to Juaboso was to allow people who lived outside the Regional Capital to share in the celebration that is brought on by numerous events as well as to inspire and motivate students to work hard in their studies after seeing the dignitaries and the important roles they play in the Region.

In his welcome address, the Honorable Regional Minister, Joojo Rocky Obeng, on behalf of His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo -Addo welcomed everyone to the function and expressed his gratitude to the students and the security services for their tireless efforts in making the day  a memorable one and further expressed his heartfelt gratitude  to the Chiefs and Opinion Leaders of the Juaboso Traditional Area and the Juaboso District Assembly under the leadership of Presiding Member and the District Chief Executive; Hon. Kwabena Agyei Asante.

Providing a brief history on how our ancestors overcame persecution and suppression of the colonial masters’ and fought for the attainment of the freedom we enjoy today and exhorted all Ghanaians to labour arduously in our individual tiny ways to improve the fortunes of the nation and make it a better place for all to live in.

He further added that, Government would maintain its commitment to the Ghanaian people by offering capital incentives to young people to create jobs through creative policies like the YouStart Project, which aims at providing small and medium-sized businesses with the seed capital they need to grow and hire more people, particularly young people.

On road infrastructure, the Hon. Regional Minister, outlined the various status of execution of the on-going project and appealed to the public to cope with the contractors on site to ensure that the timelines are met.

In conclusion, he admonished the students to concentrate on their studies in order for them to reap to benefits of what their guardians and the Government is making in them and also appealed to other philanthropies to support in bridging the infrastructure deficit in educational institutions in the Region.

Presentation of Awards

The Hon. Regional Minister with support from the Western North Regional Director of Education presented awards to the first three (3) students who performed creditably well in the region during the last Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), schools who performed well during the match pass were also awarded.

In attendance to the events were the Hon. Regional Minster, Joojo Rocky Obeng, Regional Police Commander, DCOP Martin Ayii, Acting Fire Commander, Divisional Officer 2, Joseph Amihere, Assistant Commission of Immigration, Augutus Acheampong, Hon. Martha Kwayie, Deputy Forestry Commissioner, Member of Parliament for Juaboso, Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Regional Health Director, Regional Agric Directore, Regional Coordinating Director, Ebenezer Amoah, Director for centre for National Culture, Edmund King Gyamfi, Parade Commander, ASP Norbert Yaw Madzinu, Regional Accountant for Centre for National Culture, Mackenzie Okine, Regional Nadmo Director, Samuel Adu Agyei, the Clergy, Imam, Chiefs and Queen Mothers.