Deputy Education Minister, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, is rallying the country, especially the youth, to eschew extreme forms of partisanship.
The Deputy Minister laments that such conduct has the tendency to divide the country.
The Assin South legislator emphasized the need for the spirit of patriotism to be imbibed in the youth as the country strives to develop.
He made the comment at the remembrance day celebration of the National Service Scheme (NSS).
“We must also rise above the partisan interests that divide us and recognize that we have only one state and only one country we must serve and transform. And no group of people can better deliver this mandate than those of us who are born here and recognized as Ghanaians, regardless of our color, tribe, or gender.
We are bonded by that sense of nationalism, and that must be the spirit that must grow across our youth. We understand Ghana is a very youthful country. Africa has been projected to grow, and Africa is going to be 40% of the global population, and a lot of young men and women are coming in. We are minded to pass on this sense of patriotism and the sense of putting our national interest first into our young men. Inculcating in them a sense of entrepreneurship and innovation.”
Meanwhile, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour has urged graduates to accept postings in deprived areas.
“General I.K Acheampong by the NRC decree 208 established the NSS that young men and women with a sense of patriotism must be deployed across the length and breadth of this country, even in hard-to-reach areas. Even in underserved communities, to go and turn around the fortunes of such communities.
It must be a sense of pride that you have completed tertiary education and received postings in a deprived community. Any place that you are posted to, as a young man or woman, so far as it is in Ghana, it doesn’t matter whether it is deprived. It is an opportunity for you to go and make an indelible mark in that community, and you will have a life-transforming experience. We are therefore admonishing young men and women must accept postings to anywhere your services are needed,” he urged.