NYA Calls For Patriotism Among Youth

RasThe National Youth Authority (NYA) has challenged Ghanaian youth to devote themselves to the country and not focus solely on monetary rewards.

The admonition comes as the Youth Authority holds its maiden ‘Patriotism Lectures’ in Tamale, in the Northern Region.

The aim is to restore the spirit of selfless devotion among Ghanaians, especially the youth in the country.

The acting CEO of the National Youth Authority, Ras Mubarak, explained that there was an essential need for enhanced patriotism, especially among the youth to address the challenges facing the nation.

“As an authority responsible for facilitating youth development, we felt it is important that we revived the spirit of nationalism and patriotism because after all said and done, how people behave has a huge bearing on the progress of our country. Economic transformation shouldn’t come at the cost of leaving patriotism behind,” he said.

Mr. Mubarak said it was sad that young people do not do anything without expecting any reward, adding that the situation needed to change.

The lecture has the theme, “Promoting social values, nationalism, and integrity through youth leadership and mentorship.”

Responding to criticism that the older generation has not shown a good example by being patriotic Mr. Mubarak said “The older generation have had their best days. We are not only becoming the big decision makers of tomorrow there are young people who are in positions of responsibility. We should go out of our way and get this done because it affects how [Ghana] progresses.”

Speakers for the Authority’s series of lectures include SADA Board Chairperson, Mrs. Angelina Domakyaare, GRIDCO Board Chairman, Alhaji Hudu Yahaya, Council of State member, Dr. Edward Gyader, and former Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa.—Myjoyonline

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