Take capacity building serious – youth told

The Right Reverend John A. Y. Adobah, Bishop of the Tarkwa Diocese of the Methodist Church has urged the youth to take their education and personal capacity building serious.

He said the dynamics of the global economy, coupled with the high demand for skilled labour by employers made it imperative for the youth to embrace education to become competitive.

Bishop Adobah was opening the first J. Stanley Owusu Connexional Band Festival organized by the Association of Methodist Brigades at Tarkwa on Tuesday.

It was on the theme: “developing the youth for church and society”, and was attended by delegates from Tema, Accra, Cape Coast, Tarkwa, Obuasi and Sekondi.

He said it was sad that many youths do not take their education serious and become unemployable, engage in illegal activities such as galamsey and other acts that degrade the environment and destroy their own future.

“Our youth are our future and as the elderly prepare and invest in their educational needs, the youth themselves should take a keen interest in their studies and improve themselves continually”, he stressed.

Bishop Adobah said the advances in technology and the high demand by the labour market makes it necessary for the youth to improve on their skills regularly and avoid arrogance and disrespect for the elderly among others.

The Reverend Samuel Duah-Dodd, Diocesan Youth Organizer (DYO) of the Tarkwa Diocese of the Methodist Church, said the youth should learn more, and build strong relationships with their peers to mutual benefits.

He said the success of every individual depends on hard work, determination and the willingness to sacrifice now and enjoy in the future.

Rev. Duah-Dodd appealed to the church and society to nurture and groom more youths to accept responsibility in the church, at home and in their respective communities, to enable them to make meaningful contribution to society.

Source: GNA

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