Obuasi East District has observed its maiden Independence Day celebration at the Father Murphy Senior High School in Obuasi. The celebration which was dubbed ‘Celebrating Peace and Unity’ was attended by the District Chief Executive of Obuasi East, the Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, Obuasi East District Assembly Presiding Member, Assembly members, schools, the media, among others. Twenty-three schools were invited for the March Past which comprised of ten primary schools, eleven junior high schools and two senior high schools.
In her speech, Hon. Faustina Amissah, the Obuasi East District Chief Executive, revealed that there were many untapped potentials in the district and it could only take peace and unity to tap these potentials.
“Peace and Unity is a catalyst for us to see ourselves as one country, one destiny, and one people irrespective of one’s religious or ethnic background” she said.
“There are many untapped potentials in Obuasi. Peace and Unity could help us tap these potentials”, she added.
Hon. Faustina Amissah is the first District Chief Executive of the newly created Obuasi East District. The district, which was created in 2018 has Tutuka as its District capital.
Christ Community school, Tutuka Methodist and Great Adass emerged first, second and third respectively in the primary school march pass. Abusco Royal school also won the JHS division. Artic secondary school trailed behind Christ the King Senior High school in the senior high school division.