THE ASHANTI Regional Minister, Hon Simon Osei-Mensah has appealed to the people of the region to continue to support the government as it works to turn around the Ghanaian economy.
Addressing the 66th Independence Day parade organized by seven (7) Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies within the Greater Kumasi at the Jubilee Park, Mr Mensah said initiatives such as the planting of food and jobs, rearing for food and jobs and others would soon yield dividends for a turnaround for country.
The Minister noted that before the COVID-19 outbreak and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the Ghanaian economy was among the best in the world.
‘’I appeal to all of us to keep faith with the government as we work to turn around the difficult situations we are facing as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 disease and the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. For some of us we know that things will get better soon’’, Hon Osei-Mensah appealed.
The Minister noted that the government was using some initiatives to educate and generate job opportunities for the public.
Technical and Vocational education under the TVET module, Free Senior High School, Science and technology module under STEM and many others under the Youth and Employment Agency, the Minister mentioned are all geared towards ensuring a skilled workforce for the country.
The Minister commended the security agencies, traditional authorities, students and the public for participating and ensuring a smooth anniversary celebration across the country.
‘’I congratulate all contingents on parade for your splendid and smart turn out this morning. This year, we are witnessing the joint celebration of the seven (7) Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies within the Greater Kumasi area and we wish that this collaboration continues for the development of the MMDAs’’, the Minister stated.
There were over 20 institutions and organizations that took part in the Greater Kumasi anniversary parade on Monday morning.
Nine (9) contingents were drawn from the security agencies such as the Ghana Army, Fire service, Prisons, Immigration and the Ghana Police Service.
Seven (7) private schools and five (5) cadet groups from Senior High Schools in Greater Kumasi also took part in the march.
City guards from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), one special school and a team from the Ghana Private Roads and Transport Unions marched on the day with Captain Alexander Nanabanyin Quaye conducting the parade as commander.
Present at the parade grounds were the seven (7) metropolitan and municipal chief executives including the Mayor for Kumasi, Hon Samuel Pyne, Chief Akwannuasah Gyimah, MCE for Asokwa, Lord Inusah Lansah, MCE for Tafo Municipal and Maxwell Ofosu Boakye, MCE for Suame.
Story By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie