Nkroful (W/R), March 7, GNA - A contingent of 940 basic and second cycle schools students in the Ellembelle District participated in a march past to mark the 61st Independence Anniversary celebration at Nkroful.
Mr Kwasi Bonzo, District Chief Executive, flanked by the District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police (SOP) Thomas Bayor and the Director of Education, reviewed a colourful parade of the cadet corps of the various schools.
The Teleku-Bokazo District Assembly primary emerged first in the march with the Junior High School of the same town, scooping the first position in the JHS category; the Kikam Technical Institute also emerging first in the second cycle category.
All the participating schools received awards in the form of exercise books, pens and certificates.
Four students who obtained between aggregates six and seven in the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) received cash prizes of between GHC500 and GHC200.
The Nkroful Agricultural Secondary School (NASS) also received a cash prize of GHC200 for being the best debating school in the District.
Mr Bonzo, who read the President's speech, said Ghana must take its destiny into her own hands towards economic emancipation.
He called for transparency in harnessing the country's natural mineral resources to better the living conditions of all Ghanaians.
He said the Right to Information Bill would be passed by Parliament to lend much credence to the office of the special prosecutor to fight corruption.