The Chief Executive of the Obuasi East District Hon Faustina Amissah has entreated the citizenry to, as a matter of urgency, do all they can to protect the gains made with regards to the democratic governance of the country.
Speaking to the media after the 67th Independence Day parade held at Boete in the Obuasi East District, the DCE emphasized that the country has been touted globally as a beacon of democracy in Africa. This accolade she said must be safeguarded in the interest of the country.
Reacting to the theme for this year’s independence day ” Our Democracy, Our pride”, she said the 2024 general elections presents a test case for the country to uphold its democratic credentials.
” Let’s all embrace the peace and unity that exist among us as a country. Elections are only a platform for sharing views and opinions and not battle fields. Let’s be guided by this and continue to maintain the existing peace we are enjoying.
The Member of Parliament for the Obuasi East constituency Hon Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom on his part paid glowing tribute to the forebears of the country who had fought to gain independence for the country.
He stressed that the onus lies on the current generation to demonstrate a deep sense of patriotism towards the country.
Dr. Boakye Yiadom added his voice to the calls for Ghanaians to help defend the democracy and the existing peace the country is enjoying.

Popular potholes patcher receives award
Suleman Tahiru, a popular potholes patcher in Obuasi has been honored by the Obuasi East District Assembly at the 67th Independence Day celebrations. The award was to acknowledge the selflessness and the communal spirit showcased by him.
Mr. Tahiru who thanked the Assembly for acknowledging his efforts said his motivation stems from the need to make the road motorable and safe for commuters. As a driver himself, he stressed that his works which have received recognition in Obuasi and beyond are part of his contributions towards the development of the country.
March past competition
At the end of the vigorous March past Competition ST. Joseph R/C JHS was crowned winners in the JHS Category whiles Boete M/A JHS “B” and Kwabenakwa M/A JHS took the 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
In the Primary category, Owusu Sampa M/A primary “B” were crowned Winners and Chief Montessori came 2nd and Kwabrafoso M/A primary “A” came 3rd.
Christ the King Catholic Senior High School (CKC) was declared winners in the Senior High Category while MISPA Kindergarten School adjudged winners in the KG category.