Regional News of Saturday, 9 June 2012
Nii Boi Ayibotele, member of GaDangme Council on Saturday appealed to the youth of GaDangme Association to remain disciplined, focused and conduct themselves to conform to acceptable standards.
He said a disciplined individual is accepted in any organisation and as such it is the duty of every person especially the youth to respect authorities to succeed since they are the seed for the future.
Nii Ayibotele said this at the first national congress of GaDangme in Accra which brought together identified GaDangme communities across the country and elected substantive executives.
On the event which was on the theme “Resuscitating the GaDangme Family”, Nii Ayibotele urged the youth to elect members who will be committed to the course of the association and not leaders who will advance their own interest and focus on the objectives of the association.
Nii Ayibotele also appealed to the youth not to allow politicians to use them to cause violence as the country approached the December polls and urged the security agencies to play its role in ensuring peaceful election.
He called on all political parties to bring their supporters to order since it is their responsibility to resolve tensions in the society.
He also appealed to the media to ensure that their reportage and political discussions promote understanding of the values of political diversity, conflict sensitivity, trust, tolerance, confidence building, dialogue and reconciliation.
Mr. Nene Sackey Narh, the outgoing Secretary of the Association, said the association which is the progeny of the GaDangme council, was formed ensure that the next generation could manage the affairs of the society when the elders are no more.
Mr. Narh said during their tenure, which started in February 2009, there were numerous GaDangme youth splinter groups who all came together to fight their common interests.
He said the executives were tasked to reach out and mobilise all identifiable GaDangme through the various youth and students’ associations, both home and abroad for unification of the association.
Mr. Narh stressed that the association organises outreach programmes to widen the net for all GaDangme concerns and provided a platform to deliberate on issues of importance for solutions.
He said the association has never reneged on advocating the judicious use of GaDangme resources and the preservation of its culture and heritage which uphold their rights and honour.
Mr. Narh said the Association would amend a new GaDangme youth association constitution and formulate a better strategies to avert the socio-economic challenges of the association.**