Ghana Needs An Awakening For Patriotism – VODEC

Sometimes the hardest and most rewarding tasks are carried out for the price of nothing. Leaders in other countries would collect close to nothing saying it an honor to be a leader in their country. Ghana needs an awakening for patriotism and a sense of volunteerism. We should instill discipline, patriotism and eschewing corruption, bribery and selfishness. The call for patriotic leaders is necessary, by us expecting the riches of freedom and security of justice for all people. Our country needs to be lifted from the quick sand of injustice and the thaws of poverty to the solid rock of brotherhood. 

We need to transform apprenticeship and other job training programmes to enable the youth acquire relevant skills for self employment and reduce unemployment among the youth through series of integrated intervention.
The youth are wasting their life in Alcohol (Akpeteshie) and substance abuse which has inhibits control centers in their brains. A result is that a person under the influence may become more prone to violence behavior and responds more too aggressively to provocation.

Voice Of Developing Communities (VODEC), a research non-governmental organization wants to appeal to leaders in authority to help protect the state coffers from being looted by some selfish greedy parochial interest people who don’t want the forward movement of Ghana and our industries. We should think about the benefit of the poor and the ordinary Ghanaian in need who cannot afford utility tariffs.

There is the need to promote national cohesion rather than promoting illegality. We should promote leadership development not only using leadership concept but also as an academic discipline in a bid to empower the youth of the country in general to get something doing to earn a living.

It is evident in the fact that a nation united with foresight in love makes progress, whilst a nation which seeks divides and rule tactics, wallows in extremely abject poverty and Ghana is turning through that direction.

We should have a dream today, that one day children of Ghana will walk in their own country freely without been judged by unemployment, but the content of their character. Despite the difficulties and the frustration of the moment, We should measure our progress by the improvement in the health of our people, by the number of children in school, by the quality of their education, by the availability of water and electricity in towns and villages, the happiness and welfare of our people should be our chief pride and it is these that Ghana would be judged. 

We should not waste the tax payer’s money on just some few people at the expense of the masses of our dear nation. All of us should become chief operating officers of productive indigenous industries and pragmatic directors of local initiatives for development, education, disease alleviation, Sanitation by being selfless, visionary, committed, proactive, strategic to participate, tell, sell, delegate, with knowledge, maturity, values, relationship, task in truth and loyalty which is the only way to redefine our system with a real change and all inclusiveness in promoting national unity.

Abroni Thomas
Executive Director

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