The youth of Kasena-Nankana in the Upper East Region, have been urged to pool their resources towards the socio-economic development of the area.
Emmanuel C. Akuna, Central Regional Director of the Grains Board, made the appeal during a fund-raising ceremony organised by the University of Education Winneba branch of the Kasena-Nankana Students Union at Winneba.
The meeting also discussed problems facing the students at the university, which included accommodation and finance.
Mr Akanu said as future leaders of the area, they should eschew drunkenness, drug abuse and other social vices that hamper the development of a person.
Mr. Akuna, who is a native of Kasena-Nankana, urged them to tolerate each other and avoid conflicts and concentrate on how to lead their people in the development of the area.
He urged them to team up with the district assembly towards the planning of the area and not to allow their political differences to divide them.
Mr. Francis W. Adjwawoke, President of the Union, said the time has come for the youth in the area to come together and 'share ideas and work towards achieving a collective vision'.
He appealed to people from the area to help towards finding solutions to the problems in the district, adding that, most students from the area are now interested in attending tertiary education but funding had been their headache.
Mr Adjwawoke said the union is trying to establish a fund to assist students to pay for their accommodation.
Mr Otito Werseh Achuliwor, an opinion leader from the area, advised the students to return home after completing their courses and use their knowledge and skill acquired to help develop the district.
He urged them to unite, since without unity, development cannot take place.The appeal for funds yielded GH¢l,300.