12.08.2006 Social News

Gov't Urged To Build Day Care Centres For The Aged

By Ghanaian Times
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The government has been urged to establish day centres to provide the aged the much needed comfort at the twilight of their lives. The aged have contributed immensely towards the socio-economic development of the country and must therefore be treated well.

Speaking at the 12th graduation ceremony of Hope Marie Academy in Accra on Sunday on the theme: 'Education, a tool for creating awareness for the aged,' he lamented that society seems to have neglected the aged, with some members of public even branding them witched and wizards.

He said the youth instead of subjecting the aged to such maltreatment, should rather tap their knowledge and expertise to help them develop their skills and talent.

He asked students to take their studies seriously adding, "you need to know that being in school and learning, is a way of preparing to assume the mantle of leadership in future."

He urged them to be disciplined and work hard to attain higher academic laurels.

The proprietor of the school, Marian Otoo, advised parents to invest in their wards' education since that is the best legacy they could leave for them.

Stressing that education is a key component to sustained society and the survival of the human race, she said, "it's therefore very imperative for parents to send their children to school and also ensure that they stay in school and learn."

Mrs. Otoo said education is the surest way to develop capable brains and hands to turn round the nation's declining fortunes and eliminate poverty.

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