Berekuso Chief urges fathers to live exemplary lives
Berekuso (E/R), June 12, GNA - Odeefuo Oteng Korankye II, Chief of Berekuso has called on fathers to live exemplary lives worthy of emulation by the youth in order to leave behind a generation that could better the lot of society.
He said if fathers failed in their responsibilities to the family, the children were likely to be wayward as they would be forced to look for other means to satisfy their needs.
Odeefuo Korankye made the call in an interview with Ghana News Agency at Berekuso, near Aburi in the Eastern Region on Monday.
He said the moral decadence and social vices that the society was bedeviled with, could be linked to men who had failed to play their fatherly roles and responsibilities.
'This is because children do not have the opportunity to imbibe good values from their fathers,' Odeefuo Korankye said.
He said real men were those who took good care of the family and taught their children the values and the norms of society such that they would not deviate from those values.
Odeefuo Korankye, who is also the Twafohene of the Akwuapem Traditional Area said education was one of the best legacies responsible fathers could bequeath for their children to ensure their welfare in future.
'It is important for men to be truthful and transparent to their wives in all aspects of life so as to earn the trust of the family, which is the ideal way to consolidate family bonds and solidarity,' he said, adding that it was a divine duty for fathers to be the Good symbol for the family by providing physical protection and support for all members.
Odeefuo Korankye urged fathers to uphold religious values such as love, trustworthiness and honesty because those were in tune with God's Commandment and urged them to re-dedicate themselves during the celebration of Fathers' Day on Sunday, June 18.
He appealed to the media to give enough publicity to the Fathers' Day as the publicity for Father's Day was always not enough.