Tuesday, September 20, 2016


As termed “My First Day at School” which markrs the reopening of schools academic year saw officials of the Tano South District Assembly and the District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service visiting public schools in the District to mark the day.
The Tano South District which comprises of five educational circuits saw each circuit been visited by a team of officials led by a high ranking officer of the assembly and the District Education Directorate to interact with the pupils who had enrolled to begin schooling and to distribute goodies to them to remember their first day at school.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba who led a team of officials to visit schools in circuit “A” in speeches at all the schools he visited, said that government has set that day aside to ensure that all newly enrolled pupils who are starting their schooling for the first time are encouraged and motivated to remain in school and take their lessons seriously so that they would grow up well educated to become good leaders
Hon. Anaba hinted that ever since he took over as the DCE, the government through the Tano South District Assembly has been able to undertake a lot of infrastructural development by putting up classroom blocks to help remove schools under trees and said that the MP for the constituency has also done a lot to promote Teaching and Learning in our basic schools by supplying the schools with Teaching and Learning materials and advice the pupils to be mindful of what has brought them there and take their learning seriously.
He said the MP will in a short time visit the schools again to distribute exercise books and other materials to promote effective teaching and learning. The DCE told  the pupils and their teachers that the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections is around the corner and what Ghanaians needed was peace and urged the pupils to tell their parents to preach peace before, during and after the elections as Ghanaians are one people with a common destiny.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba concluded his speeches in the schools he visited by entreating the pupils to take their learning seriously and urged the teachers also to channel all their grievances through the appropriate quarters for redress and avoid the habit of absenteeism and ensure that they go to school regularly.
The Tano South District Directorate of Education, Rev. Ernest Opoku who accompanied the DCE in a short speech told the teachers that man in bound to make mistakes but they must not take advantage of that to do things which would go contrary to the ethics of the teaching profession and ensure that they impart their knowledge to the pupils to enable them grapes whatever they are taught.
Rev. Opoku said since government is playing its part to ensure that matters affecting effective teaching and learning is solved so as to make the teaching profession attractive, teachers must also do their best to compliment the efforts of government by giving off their best and finally advised the pupils to show their respect to the elderly.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, on behalf of the presidency through the assembly and the Education Directorate distributed goodies to the fresh in-takes of class one in the various schools they visited.   


Hundreds of Muslims in Bechem, the Tano South District Capital and its environs thronged the Bechem Islamic Primary School park to say prayers for their leadership and to slaughter a ram to mark the celebration of Eid -UI- Adha which symbolize a day of sacrifice.

A section of the Muslims at the prayer grounds
The chief Imam of Bechem, Alhaji Ibrahim Gariba who led an open air prayer session called for peace in the country since without peace, a Nation cannot develop and prayed that all political parties, their leaders and followers would ensure that peace prevails before, during and after the 2016 elections.
Alhaji Gariba called on all to tolerate each other views as we are one people and cannot be separated by political views  for we are all our “brother’s keeper”.
The District Police Commander, Supt Emmanuel Baah in a speech entreated the Muslims to do all they can to assist the Police to combat crime in the District and applied to them to report all suspicious characters within their vicinities for investigations to be conducted on those people.
Supt.  Baah addressing the Muslims
The Supt.  Baah again called on the Muslim youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to cause confusion during this election period since the police would not sit idle to see them engage in trouble making as the law would take its due course.
The Tano South District Chief Executive, Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba who joined his Muslim counterpart to celebrate Eid- Ul Adha conveyed a special anniversary greetings from His Excellency John D. Mahama and urged all the Muslim youth not to allow themselves to be used during this election campaign period and also be law abiding citizens so that they can play positive roles in the socio- economic development of the country. He said that all Ghanaians needed is peace so as to build a healthy nation, and it behoves on each and every one to contribute his quota towards that noble course.
Hon. Bukari Zakari Anaba addressing the Muslims