The Sagnarigu Municipal Chief Executive, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu has advised school children in the municipality to be discipline, obedient and loyal to their parents and teachers at home and school at all times.

“It is only when you are discipline and work hard that success will come your way”, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu reiterated.

She noted as future leaders; both parents and the state are making heavy investments in order for them to become responsible citizens.

Hajia Mariam also urged the children to take their studies seriously and avoid irresponsible acts such as drug abuse, internet fraud, pre-marital sex, truancy among other social vices.

The MCE indicated these will ruin their future if they engage in them.

The Municipal Chief Executive made these remarks when she addressed the 63rd Independence parade in Sagnarigu on Friday. 

She commended the high turnout for the parade and said it was impressive.

“Let me congratulate all those on parade, including the teachers and trainers who have worked tirelessly over this period to prepare the students for this event, which is historic and memorable”, she added.

Speaking on the theme for this year’s independence celebration, “Consolidating our gains”, Hajia Mariam said Ghana is on a trajectory of transformation and the gains made so far must be consolidated.

She admonished students and their parents to take full advantage of the government’s policy interventions, particularly the free Senior High School policy and the breakthrough in Information and Communication Technology to develop and shape themselves to become successful doctors, engineers, administrators, teachers, soldiers, pilots, accountants or big time entrepreneurs in future.

Sagnarigu MCE Hajia Mariam Iddrisu presenting an award to Northern School of Business Senior High

According to her, this must be done in an atmosphere of peace and stability.

She observed that the peace currently being enjoyed by the people of Dagbon is a catalyst for rapid socioeconomic development.

Hajia Mariam has therefore urged the people to consolidate the gains to attract both local and foreign investors for the local development agenda.

She said the people must endeavour to maintain the peace in the area and undertake their economic activities in harmony despite their political, religious and ethnic diversity as the country gears towards the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Hajia Mariam also urged the people to participate in the voter registration exercise when the Electoral Commission begins the compilation of a new voters’ register.   

Meanwhile, the Prisons Primary, Tamale International Junior High and Northern School of Business Senior High were adjudged the best schools during the parade and honoured with trophies and certificates.