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Empower youthful generational thinkers to safeguard nation – Prof Adei

By Kwamina Tandoh, GNA

Accra, Aug. 08, GNA
– Professor Stephen Adei, the former Rector of the Ghana Institute of
Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), on Tuesday, called for the
training of the youth in tenacious moral capacity to transform the country.

He said it was time
to build the young people not just intellectuality and in leadership
competencies but in moral integrity so that they would provide a new paradigm
in terms of character, competence and care for the people.

Mr Adei explained
that part of the problem Africa was facing today was the lack of quality
leadership.

The youth must,
therefore, be given leadership skills to increase the pool of potential leaders
and to challenge them to be men and women of integrity who would want to leave
behind them an institution or a corporation and a country that had been transformed
for the good.

Prof Adei made the
call at the Graphic Communications Group Limited’s (GCGL) Photo Exhibition 2017
in Accra dubbed: “60 Years of Independence through the Lens of Graphic”.

The historic photo
exhibition seeks to tell the history of Ghana over the past 60 years, in
pictures that highlight major political and social events of national essence.

Speaking on the
topic: “21st Century Leadership and Preparation of Africa towards a
better World”, Prof Adei said there was the need to train leaders who would be
able to manage power and resist the temptation to use public office for
personal gain.

He explained that
there must be a paradigm shift to galvanise the citizens led by Civil Society
Leadership to demand good governance and deal with political and bureaucratic
corruption.

He urged Civil
Society Organisations to highlight the issues of leadership, corruption, basic
education and galamsey to promote quality change in society.

Mr Kenneth
Ashigbey, the Managing Director of GCGL, said the programme sought to help tell
the story of the country by bringing back the good memories on our history in
photo guards.

He expressed the
hope that the photos and stories behind them would excite patriotism in the
citizenry and make them die a little more for the country.

He, therefore,
tasked the citizenry to contribute their quota to national development

GNA 

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