The Kwahu West Municipality, under the leadership of Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo, held the district level 66th National Independence day celebration of the Republic of Ghana.
Ghana attained Independence on 6th March 1957 under Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah who later became Ghana’s first Prime Minister and subsequently, a ceremonial President.
This year’s celebrations under the theme; Our Unity, Our strength and our purpose; focus on the need to strengthen our unity and peace to steadfast progress as a nation.
Addressing the 6th March parade, the Municipal Chief Executive for Kwahu West, Hon. Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo emphasized the need for the country to come together and work as a nation.
“What we need as a nation at this point is unity. For as it is said, we are only as strong as we are united and as weak as we are divided. To be united does not mean we will not have differences but differences are good because they make us unique individuals”, he said.
Lawyer Yaw Owusu Addo explained that, as a nation, we all have one goal, to build a better Ghana for ourselves, our children, and the unborn generations. “We can only achieve our singular goal if we unite to be stronger. If our goal, interest and purpose become one, we can build a better Ghana”, he added.
He used the opportunity and urged traditional authorities within the Kwahu block to unite and channel their opinions and contributions to the development of the Kwahu land and Ghana as a whole.
“I would like to use this opportunity to urge our traditional authorities in Kwahu to unite and help build and develop the Kwahu land”,
He announced that the assembly has instituted measures to boost the economic development of the Municipality. Thus, the introduction of an on-street packing project to manage traffic congestion and improve street lights and safety in a manner that is beneficial to all road users of Nkawkaw.
He added that the project shall see to the improvement of some infrastructure within the central business district of Nkawkaw, such as the installation of street lights to improve security, the commission of road signs for direction, designation of vantage areas as bus stops, also reconstruction of Nkawkaw central market.
“I urge you all to offer your utmost cooperation to ensure the smooth implementation of these policies when they begin to roll out”, he noted.
Ending his speech, Lawyer Owusu Addo again touched on the issue of sanitation and urged everyone to keep their environment clean for it is said, cleanliness is next to Godliness.