The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II has urged the Ghanaian youth to stay in Ghana and use their creative minds to work hard to build and support the nation’s economy.
”I cry in my heart when I see and hear thousands of abled bodied youth from Africa, including Ghana perishing in the desserts and attrocious seas in their efforts to escape poverty at home and seek greener pastures in Europe and other lands…,” he said.
According to him there is no ”pastures greener than our field at home”. Otumfuo said the Ghanaians can make it when they try.
He said instead of remaining dormant,the Ghanaian should rather be enterprising.He challenged the people to be active, innovative and creative.
He noted that ”the spirit of creativity and innovation is prevalent in every corner of Ghana and in every corner of the African continent; the tragedy is that we have either allowed it to remain dormant or are applying it to the wrong purpose.”
Addressing the gathering at a colourful ceremony to celebrate 15 years on the throne as Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II noted that ”this waste of human talents must be a blot on the conscience of Africans”.
He indicated that the Ghanaian or African can make it if he/she put in an effort. “We can make if we try; home is where the glory is,” he said.
He however, appealed to the banks to support individuals who have talents, innovations and creative minds with funds in other for them to bring their creativity into fruition.
The theme for the 15th anniversary celebration of the Asantehene is: “Rekindling the spirit of creativity, innovation and enterprise through traditional leadership.”
The anniversary was attended by local and foreign dignitaries alike. Some key personalities present included; President John Mahama, former presidents J.J. Rawings and John Kufuor, and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana