The Gomoa District Chief Executive, Madam Joyce Aidoo has urged senior citizens to help the youth to know the nation's history,
She said it will help them appreciate the sacrifices of the founding fathers. Madam Aidoo said: "This will make the youth to know the role they have to play in nation building."
She was speaking at a get-together organised by the District Assembly for the elderly and people with disabilities at Apam as part of the activities marking the country's Golden Jubilee Independence anniversary.
"Today we are celebrating the 50th year of our nationhood without those who fought for the independence but we are happy that the flame they had lighted is still burning," Madam Aidoo stated.
She urged the present generation to contribute to the building of the country to make people remember them in the next 50 years.
"Instead of charting a path to enhance national unity and rapid development, our youth have rather taken delight in indiscipline and other negative tendencies, which retard development," the DCE stated.
The DCE urged senior citizens not to relent in efforts to impress on the youth to turn over a new leaf.
Frederick Oscar Abban, Presiding Member of the District Assembly, assured the senior citizens and people with disabilities that the Assembly would involve them in its programmes.
He asked the senior citizens not to see their retirement from active service as the end of their services to the nation. "The assembly will rely on your rich experience to promote development of the nation," Mr Abban stated.