At a colourful parade to mark the day, the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Opoku said that, “it is our responsibility to keep the nation so that, we can leave it a better place than we met it.” He emphasized that, the onus lies on every citizen to keep the dream and vision of the fighters for freedom alive.
Touching on the theme for this year’s celebration, “Investing in the Youth for Ghana’s Transformation,” the Regional Minister said that, the theme could not have been more appropriate as the time to invest in the youth is now.
Mr. Opoku said that, the youth has been identified worldwide as the most valuable human resource potential and the key agents for the socio-cultural, economic, political and technological innovation to propel the growth and development of any nation, including Ghana.
About 1,200 students and pupils from 56 schools and six cadet corps as well as eight contingents of security personnel from the Army, Police, Fire Service, Immigration Service, Prisons Service and Customs division of the Ghana Revenue took part in the paraded commanded by Captain Kwadwo Koranteng Amoah.
Again other identifiable groups like Tailors and Dressmakers association and the Beauticians Association took part in the parade which saw a massive patronage by the public in spite of the day falling on a Sunday.
There was a taekwondo display by pupils from the Solomon Bennett Memorial School. Awards were given to schools and individuals for outstanding performances.
source: Alan T. Boakye-Yeboah