Lack of proper leadership, a traditional leader reiterates remains the major bane to Ghana’s development.
The Chief Gbetsile, Nii Teye Kojo Amankwa Sune I, says the suffering of Ghanaians, especially the youth stems from the indifferent attitudes of politicians to the needs of the populace.
Politicians he asserts have over the years taken the masses for granted by deceiving them to secure their mandate only to neglect them for families and cronies, giving rise to the increase in social vices in the Ghanaian society.
The Chief triggered the concern at their annual interdenominational thanksgiving and fundraising church service for a public school project at Gbetsile in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra region.
The interdenominational thanksgiving and fundraising church service which was instituted by the Gbetsile stool in collaboration with the Local Council of Churches a couple of years ago seeks to thank Jehovah for a successful 2019, ask for protection for the present and years ahead, and also to raise funds for a classrooms block project at the Gbetsile KKMA Basic School.
The fundraising has become imperative due to the overcrowding of pupils in the classes which impedes quality teaching and learning at the only public school in the community.
In view of this, the Chief in consultation with stakeholders has instituted the fundraising to build more classrooms for the only public school in the community to improve teaching and learning.
Nii Teye Kojo Amankwa Sune l, speaking to the press at the occasion said, the growing drug addiction, and a lot of other nefarious activities among the youth are borne out of frustration which are the results of politicians unconcerned attitudes towards the welfare of the youth.
To him, it is worrying how politician seek the mandate of Ghanaians with sweet words and later turn back at them only to enjoy with their families and friends at the detriment of the masses leading a lot into frustration.
The phenomenon the Chief said is stifling the overall development of the country which if not reversed, the entire country will one day boycott elections because the electorate are now enlightened and cannot always yield to the deceit of politicians. He begins with explaining the essence of the thanksgiving and fundraising church service.
The Gbetsile resident Minister of the Gethsemane Society of the Methodist Church Ghana, Reverend Mrs. Cynthia Asiedua Ameyaw, delivering the sermon bemoaned how some people assume that they own their lives because they have amassed wealth, forgetting that their lives are not connected to their material wealth.
The Minister of God to this end advised all not to lose track of the fact that there is a maker, Jehovah, to whom they owe thanks and gratitude instead.
By: Edward Tetteh