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Radio Director urges Ghanaians to adopt positive attitudes

Takoradi (W/R), July 5, GNA – Mr Koby Aggrey,
Director of Good News FM, a Takoradi based private radio station said there was
hope for Ghana to develop if the citizenry amended their ways and doings and
cultivated positive attitudes in the spirit of patriotism.

He said Ghana was still beset with a myriad of
problems that faced the nation 60 years back because, “we have been doing
the old things over and over again”.

Mr Aggrey was addressing a day’s youth summit
on the topic, “Problems facing Ghana” in Takoradi

It was organised by the International Youth
Mentorship Network (IYMN), a-non denominational organisation which seeks to
empower and unearth the innate potentialities of the youth.

He said a survey by the Institute of Economic
Affairs (IEA) recently revealed that about 37.8 per cent of Ghanaians were
living beyond the poverty line which he noted had serious ramifications on
national development.

Mr Aggrey asked Ghanaians to change their
working habits to maximise returns and improve upon their standard of living.

He was unhappy that about 80 per cent of the
youth were unemployed and as a result engaged in anti-social vices.

The CEO also noted that power fluctuations
also remained a serious challenge to the growth of the economy as business
transactions were usually interrupted.

He said another canker be-devilling the nation
was corruption which he said had engulfed almost all sectors of the economy and
called for the retrieval of “stolen money” into state coffers.

The CEO said education was the heartbeat of
the nation and that if Ghana needed to compete with the outside world, it must
improve on its educational standards.

He deplored low income among the working class
which he noted did not motivate workers to give of their best.

Mr Aggrey appealed to the youth to be
God-fearing, diligent, discipline, eschew anti-social behaviour and strive for
excellence.

Reverend .Kofi Assan, the Branch Manager of
the Bank Of Ghana in Takoradi, who spoke on the topic, “The Dynamics of
Savings, appealed to the youth to save time, money and souls as their master
Jesus Christ first did and reap the benefits thereof.

He charged the youth to sacrifice by investing
in their first 30 years and reap the benefits in future.

Mr Assan urged the youth to cultivate the
habit of financial self-discipline so as to perpetuate their life-long
investment.

He encouraged them to avoid low self-esteem
and save to better their living conditions and enhance the kingdom of God.

Dr Tawiah Siameh, he Director of Sycamore
Medical Centre in Takoradi, advised the youth to put the little resources at
their disposal together and start their own businesses.

He said in order for them to succeed in their
businesses, they needed sound principles, but warned them not to be overtaken
by power, greed and sex which had the potential to collapse their enterprises.

Dr. Siameh asked them to cultivate good
financial habits to enable them grow their money to yield dividends.

Reverend Joe Badu Danquah, National
Co-ordinator of IYMN, said his outfit was poised to assist the youth to
discover their talents and acquire skills to become self-sufficient in life.

He said youth, they required direction and
mentorship in order to be focused and fit into a globally competitive
world.

Rev. Danquah appealed to them to do away with
anti-social forms of behaviour and contribute their quota to national
development.

GNA

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