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General News Tue, 29 Feb 2000

Parade of school children to mark 43rd Independence Day

Accra, Feb. 29, GNA - A parade of school children , registered political parties and voluntary organisations would be held at the Independence Square on Monday, March six, to mark the 43rd anniversary of Ghana's independence.

A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday by Mr Kofi Sekyiamah, Director of Information Services Department, said President Jerry John Rawlings would present the Head of State Awards to winners.

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Similar parades would be held in all regional and district capitals. The statement said the finals of the national schools debate, which is part of activities marking the anniversary, would take place at the Teachers' Hall on Thursday.

Pope John Secondary School and Opoku Ware Secondary School would compete in the finals. The topic would be "Socio-economic development degrades the environment." The statement said on March five, there would be the re-enactment of the declaration of Independence at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum at 2000 hours.

Source: GNA
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