Ghana attained its independence from colonial rule on 6th March, 1957. This memorable day is marked every year with a district, regional, and national ceremony.

Ellembelle District Assembly marked Ghana’s 67th independence anniversary at Asasetre. This is the first time such an occasion has been held there. The District Chief Executive, Hon. Kwasi Bonzo, decided to rotate the independence celebration across the 8 circuits within the district to enable every part of the district to have a feel of the independence anniversary celebrations at one point or the other.

Addressing the people of the district, Hon. Kwesi Bonzo, the DCE for Ellembelle District reiterated the need for Ghana to go beyond the attainment of political independence to the attainment of economic independence. This he said the president of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo worked towards until COVID-19 eroded all the gains made. He said though we find ourselves in economic hardship we shouldn’t lose hope since the economy has made a great turnaround. He said this year will be one of the best when it come to our economic history. He added that Dr Bawumia when given the chance to lead this country will consolidate the gains made by the Nana Addo government and take us to the economic independence we dream of.

Hon. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, the MP for Ellembelle, in his speech said Ghana’s history has been distorted to the disadvantage of the people of Nzema. He said at the right time the false history will be corrected to reflect the contributions of the people from Nzema in the march towards the attainment of independence.

Hon. MP Delivery his speech

The theme for this years Independence Anniversary celebration is:  “Our Democracy, Our Pride”. The ceremony was marked with a beautiful cultural display by NASS Cultural group. This is to demonstrate the strong heritage we have as a people and which we must all strive to protect and make it great.

NASS Cultural dance

The event was graced by Chiefs and Queens drawn from every part of the district, the District Chief Executive, the Member of Parliament, the Divisional Police Commanders, the District Command of Fire and Immigration, District Director of Education, Hon Assembly Members of the Ellembelle District Assembly, Heads of Departments of the Ellembelle District Assembly and folks from Asasetre and its environs.

As part the cerebration, the District Chief Executive, together with Hon. MP, honored 3 boys and 3 girls who were exceptional in the recent BECE. The aim is to motivate other  pupils to study hard to lift the image of the District.

Certificates were awarded to the best cadet contingent, best Primary School contingent, best Junior High School contingent and best Senior High School contingent.