The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has expressed worry about the spate of indiscipline among the country’s youth, and called on parents and religious organisations to strengthen their control over children, to enable them to produce responsible adults for nation building.
He said if adults and other stakeholders neglect their responsibility of properly training young people, it would seriously affect national development.
Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, who made the remarks at the fourth Presbytery Durbar at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church of Ghana, at Kyebi in the Eastern Region, at the weekend, observed that some youth seek short cut to acquire wealth, abuse drugs, engage in immoral lifestyles, alcoholism and sexual promiscuity.
He called on parents who hide behind poverty and deny their children education to refrain from that and invest in their children’s education.
The Okyenhene appealed parents to support educational authorities to instill discipline in school children.
The Reverend Paul Kwabena Dekyem, the out-going Presbytery Chairperson, appealed to Christians to use their God-given abilities to serve humankind judiciously.
The Abuakwa Presbytery, as part of its social responsibility, raised GH¢18,731.00 to start a water project for the residents.
Rev. Emmanuel Kwasi Adjapong, the out-going Clerk of the Presbytery, gave the assurance that the project would be completed by September this year, and appealed to individuals and organisations to support the project.