Peace games organized for youth clubs of Ashale Botwe in Adentan Municipality
5/3/2012 5:01:18 PM -
Accra, May 3, GNA – The Adentan Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, (NCCE), Madam Braimah Azumah Zenabu has advised the youth to endeavour to study the constitution to be better guided to desist from indulging in acts that would find them wanting or fall foul against the law.
Madam Zenabu noted that if the electorate, especially the youth understand party manifestos and the tenets of the constitution, they would not be enticed to engage in activities that would put them in trouble.
The Municipal Director gave the advice at a peace and community games dubbed: “One Ghana Soccer” competition organized by the Foundation for Youth Peace and Development in conjunction with the youth of Nii Ashale and other youth clubs in the Adentan Municipality.
The main aim of organizing the annual peace games is to instill the spirit of oneness and tolerance among the youth of the Municipality.
Madam Zenabu stressed the need for the youth to be conscientized to stand up for the socio-economic development of the country instead of engaging in acts that are a disservice to the general development of their communities and their well-being.
She called on opinion leaders and elders of the communities to assist in ensuring peace in their areas and the country by advising the children from activities that can create nis-trust, conflict and destruction of lives and property.
Mr Joseph Tetteh, Founder and co-ordinator of the Foundation for Youth Peace and Development advised the youth to resolve to make a difference by directing their efforts and strength into useful ventures.
He said the youth have a greater responsibility to ensure Ghana remains peaceful before during and after the general elections since they form the active segment of the population and any negative situation can derail their up bringing.
Mr Tetteh said that stability and peace are the only avenues in ensuring the socio-economic development of the country and so it behoves on all, especially the youth to use their potential to lead the crusade in an incident-free general elections and good governance.
Rev. Fr. Nimorious Kwabena Domanzing, Parish Priest of the St Francis of Assisi, Botwe who chaired the programme noted that the word peace connotes development and such the people, especially the youth must guide their utterances and steer away from acts that might disrupt the peaceful atmosphere that the country is enjoying.
In the opening knock-out match of the games, a youthful Angels United side held their senior colleagues, Winners FC 2-2 in normal time before outwitting them in the penalty shoot-out to face the winner of the match between Botwe Eleven and Botwe old Stars.