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General News of Saturday, 29 February 2020

Source: Stephanie Birikorang, Contributor

Work closely in harmony to achieve a common goal - Prosper Bani urges scouting groups


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President of Scout and Guide Fellowship Ghana, Prosper Bani, has urged scouting groups across the globe to work closely in harmony in other to achieve a common goal.

According to him, Ghana is committed to working together with other groups especially the Ghana Scout Association and the Ghana Girl Guide Association in a harmonious and on peaceful platforms.

Mr Bani made this known when his outfit the Scout and Guide Fellowship Ghana (SGF-Ghana), in collaboration with Ghana Scout Association and the Ghana Girl Guide Association have jointly celebrated the birthday of the Founder of Scouting, Robert Baden Powell.

The day also coincided with the celebration of the World Thinking Day with the Girl Guides. The event was held under the theme “Living Thread-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”.

Mr Bani in his speech, however, was optimistic that the cordial relationship they have embarked upon will be maintained for the future generation.

He reminded them to keep the significance of the two celebrations which is to renew their promise and laws and also reaffirm their commitment as scouts, and to appreciate the help and guidance of their brothers and sisters around the world in understanding the true meaning of guiding.

Mr. Bani said they were able to achieve this as a result of constant engagement, with the Scout and Girl Guilds, dialogue and attending each other’s programs.

He added that, they decided to jointly celebrate the Founders Day and World Thinking Day together to mark their friendship and also send a message to other parts of the world, where there are existing conflicts between individuals and organizations that, Ghana has risen above those challenges and want to encourage everyone to find a common ground for peace.

Deputy Chief Commissioner of Ghana Scout Association, Mr. Hilary Awusie urged the youth to desist from engaging in electoral violence in the upcoming general elections.

He encouraged them to inculcate good habit and be responsible persons by avoiding unguarded politicians who may want to use them to carry out acts of instability and violence.

“There is no need in fighting a brother or sister because of a politician. Stay away from politicians who want to use you to cause trouble,” Mr. Awusie stated.

Executive Director of Rock Foundation, Mrs. Mavis Opoku Asantewaa, called for the inclusion of speech therapist, psychotherapy, EnT, eye and dental in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for people living with down syndrome.

She also asked Ghanaians to accept and support children with Down syndrome.

Mrs. Opoku Asantewaa said when these therapists are covered under the NHIS it would improve the health and well-being of the children.

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