The 67th Independence Day celebration in Bekwai, Ashanti unfolded with grandeur and patriotic fervor at Gyamfi's Park on March 6, 2024, under the theme "Our Democracy, Our Pride." The event attracted a distinguished array of dignitaries and featured a variety of activities that showcased the rich cultural heritage and unity of the community.

Dignitaries from various sectors graced the celebration, highlighting the significance of the occasion. Among the notable attendees were Hon. Kwaku Kyei Baffour, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Bekwai Municipal Assembly, and Dr. Francis Owusu Ansah, the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD). The presence of the esteemed Omanhene of Bekwai, the Bekwai District Police Commander, Bekwai Zongo Chief Imam, Bekwai Zongo Chief, heads of departments, and several Assembly Members added to the grandeur of the event.

The festivities commenced with a spirited March Past featuring selected schools from the municipality. The rhythmic beats of the talking drum resonated through the air as a cultural troop showcased the rich heritage of Bekwai. The vibrant atmosphere was heightened by the harmonious blend of traditional dances and modern choreography.

Highlighting the academic excellence within the municipality, the ceremony included the presentation of the 2023 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Best Student Awards to two outstanding students. This commendation not only recognized academic achievement but also encouraged a culture of excellence within the educational community.

The MCE, Hon. Kwaku Kyei Baffour, who represented the President of the Republic of Ghana, delivered a thought-provoking address. In his speech, he emphasized the theme "Our Democracy, Our Pride," underlining the importance of collective responsibility in safeguarding the nation's democratic values. The MCE's words resonated with the crowd, inspiring a sense of patriotism and unity among the attendees.

As the sun set on Gyamfi's Park, the 67th Independence Day celebration in Bekwai will be remembered as a testament to the community's commitment to democracy, cultural heritage, and academic excellence. The event served as a platform for reflection on Ghana's journey and a call to action for a shared future guided by the principles of democracy and national pride.

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