‘Let’s groom our youth for leadership roles’

The Upper West Akim District Chief Executive, Eugene Sackey, has appealed to the elderly in the country to inculcate the spirit of patriotism, voluntarism and discipline in the youth to create a generational wealth of good citizens to take up the mantle of leadership.

“The youth are the future manpower and leaders of our country and they need to be groomed, counselled and mentored properly to appreciate the sense of forging ahead in peace, unity and national cohesion to contribute positively towards the growth and development of nation building.

“Our senior citizens need to groom and mentor our youth for them to appreciate that taking up leadership roles, spirit of patriotism and voluntarism, the need to be disciplined and focused in steering affairs of the nation, and not take it for granted,” Mr Sackey stressed.

He noted that the celebration of independence over the years was to remind the citizenry of the dark days of colonialism for the youth to appreciate the struggles the forefathers went through to secure freedom for the country.

Describing the theme for this year’s celebration ‘Consolidating Our Gains’ as thoughtful and insightful to draw the attention of the nation to the new dawn of hope and national transformation, Mr Sackey indicated that there was the need for the citizenry to use the occasion to reflect on the gains achieved within the period and make resolutions to honour their obligations to support and assist the president’s vision of a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.

“I appeal to all political parties go about their political activities in a manner that will not undermine the peace, unity, harmony, national cohesion and tranquility prevailing in the country before, during and after the forthcoming general election,” he said. -GNA

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