‘I Am In Love With Young People’

Hellen Adwoa Ntoso
The Volta Regional Minister, Hellen Adwoa Ntoso, has openly expressed her heartfelt love to young people in what could be described as the most passionate love pronouncement ever.

The Minister, who said the youth were the future leaders and hence needed endless support at all times, made the observation when she was addressing the District Assembly Conference (DAC) of the Rotaract Club of District 9102. The DAC lasted from Thursday April 17 to Saturday April 19, 2014.

The Rotaract is the youth wing of Rotary International (RI), which has more than 1.22 million members in over 32,000 clubs worldwide. The clubs are grouped into districts which are currently numbered over 529, including District 9102, which consists of clubs in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger. Rotaractors from other countries also joined in from Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Mali.

The conference which is the first DAC of the district was under the theme, ‘Learn, serve and socialize.’ The Regional Minister urged the youth to subject themselves to service, humility and counsel from the elderly and all manner of people, since the little they learned would always count.

She assured the youth of the region, particularly the Rotaract Club of Ho, which is the host of the DAC, of her unflinching support in all their dealings. She also commended Rotary International for their service across the world, particularly Africa and Ghana and urged them to keep on.

The District Governor (DG) of District 9102 of RI, Winfred A. Mensah, cautioned the Rotaractors to be time conscious and always note that time wasted is irreplaceable and affects the total outcome of man’s activities. He also commended the District Representative of Rotaract (DRR), Samuel Darko, and all Rotaractors for holding the first DAC of the group.

A Past Assistant Governor (PAG) of Rotary, Theresa Osei Tutu, who gave a talk on the theme, emphasized the need for young people to use every opportunity to learn since ‘to live is to learn and to learn is to live.’

‘The youth should also not lose the opportunity to meet people, interact with all manner of people to have a better understanding of the world,’ she said.

She concluded by saying that the job market had shrunk and hence all young people must learn functionally, serve selflessly and socialize exceptionally to create jobs and other opportunities.

The DRR, who is the head of Rotaractors in District 9102, urged all to take advantage of the programmes to equip themselves.

Eric Bortey, who is in charge of projects in the district, said the group also did a health outreach programme in the Adaklu Traditional Areas where they screened residents for various diseases and infections and made referrals.

They also climbed the Adaklu Mountain, had leadership trainings and held a fundraising dinner where sponsors, outstanding Rotaractors and personalities were awarded.

Also in attendance were Assistant Governor Theophilus Sowah; President of Ho Rotary Club Vivian Agbotse; President-Elect Rockson Dogbega who is also the founder of Berock Ventures and many others.

From Fred Duodu, Ho ( [email protected] mailto:[email protected] )


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