A celebrated Ghanaian jazz saxophonist has called on the Ghanaian youth not to take for granted messages of HIV prevention.
Steve Bedi made this call upon his return from Malawi where he was a member of a delegation which launched ‘Protect the goal’ campaign, with the aim of re-invigorating the advocacy on HIV prevention.
To him, the youth of this country must take seriously the communications that seek to contribute to drive towards the attainment of zero infection because Ghana would not want to experience the devastating impact HIV has made in Malawi.
“…I saw little children between the ages of seven and twelve who want to be pilots, doctors and lawyers. The future seems very bright for them but they are infected with HIV. You look in the eyes and you can tell they are full of hope but it is sad to know that they may not live to fulfill those dreams.
“…this made me weep and it gives me an additional responsibility of working harder to get the message of prevention across to all, especially Ghanaians,” Steve Bedi said in a sorrowful voice.
Steve Bedi, who is a Goodwill Ambassador partnered the premier Celebrity of Ghana “Protect the Goal” Campaign, Asamoah Gyan in undertaking many activities in Malawi including an interactive “Protect the Goa” information sessions with young people, media interviews, radio talk shows and a gala dinner with potential “Protect the Goal” project sponsors.
The renowned Ghanaian Jazz musician also teamed up with Malawi’s Skeffa Chimoto in a musical collaboration.