Youth urged to tap rich experience of elders

The youth have been urged to avail themselves of the rich experience of
the elderly in society to help secure a successful future.

Mr
Abdul Karim Boakye-Yiadom, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante
Akim South, who made the call said, sharing the experiences of
successful elders was a pre-requisite for a bright future.

He said the elders should guide the youth to curb the increasing social vices, which were most often perpetrated by the youth.

The
DCE was speaking at a get-together, organized for 120 senior citizens
as part of activities to mark Republic Day at Juaso on Tuesday.

The
get-together was preceded by a football gala among some selected
communities, which the Obogu community won and received a cash prize of
GH¢ 100.

Mr Boakye-Yiadom noted that the get-together, which
was instituted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government on
assumption of office, was in recognition of the contribution of Senior
Citizens towards national development.

He urged senior
citizens in the district to bring their experience to bear on the
assembly’s programmes by taking part in activities within their
localities.

Nana Ayim Kumnipa, Chief of Gyadam Traditional
Area, who chaired the function, entreated the assembly to involve
chiefs in its meeting, to ensure that their concerns were factored into
the assembly’s development plans.

He expressed his concern
about the inability of Assembly Members to share their deliberations, a
practice, which defeats their positions as elected officers
representing the people.

Source: GNA