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09.07.2008 Social News

Youth advised to adopt positive behaviours

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The third edition of a programme dubbed; "Youth Explosion" organized by the Word Miracle Church opened on Wednesday with a call on the youth to adopt positive attitudes and behaviours to enable them to become socially responsible citizens.

Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare, Head Pastor of Word Miracle Church and host of the programme, delivering a welcome message said a lot of the youth in Ghana were becoming apathetic and lacking a sense of responsibility hence the need to organize such programmes, which aimed at shaping the youth for future leadership.

The programme on the theme: "Breaking the Power of Apathy," was expected to help the youth to show responsibility towards God, their neighbours, their family, their friends and the entire society.

"We want to inculcate in the youth a habit that would make them show positive attitude towards life and do away with behaviours that do not make the society progress," he said

Bishop Agyin-Asare expressed concern about how the youth danced and sung profane musical lyrics on television and radio and in-front of the elderly and how a lot of people, the majority being the youth throw rubbish indiscriminately on the street because of the lack of a sense of responsibility.

Being apathetic, he explained meant an "I don't care" attitude, which he said, made people indifferent to situations around them and condemned such attitudes

Sharing a word of advice with the youth on the coming elections, Bishop Agyin-Asare urged them to be reasonable during the campaign period so that they would not be used to cause confusion.

He urged those who had turned 18 years to make sure that they register and voted during the election period.

He also announced that as part of the church's duty towards inculcating a responsible behaviour in the youth, the presidential aspirants of the NDC, NPP and CPP would be at the forum to share their policies on the youth with the congregation.

He noted that the programme with the political leaders would help the youth make informed choices during the elections.

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