Ghana Scout Association appeals for support

The Ghana Scout Association has appealed to the Government to support scouting activities in the country as resolved by the African Union.

The African Union passed a resolution in 1995 during a meeting in Addis Ababa asking all African governments to recognise Scouting in Africa, hence every March 13, the Africa Scouts Day.

A statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by, Mr Gregory Manful, the Chief Commissioner for the Association, said the Association was challenged to educate young people to become principal agents in their personal developments whiles encouraging adults to broaden their knowledge base by taking advantage of today’s technological advancement.

“This is due to the importance of Scouting towards the development of countries in Africa by training the youth to be self-reliant to play constructive roles towards the development of their communities,” it added.

It said the Association’s commitment to the principles of Scouting coupled with sound education would not only ensure the proper transformation of the youth as individuals but mother Ghana as a country.

It called for collaborative efforts by partners such as religious bodies, individuals, civil society organizations and corporate institutions to work hand in hand to nurture the youth into responsible adults.

The statement appealed to leaders of all political parties including religious bodies, the National Peace Council and other stakeholders to help ensure peace during and after the elections.

All the 37 National Scout Associations in the Africa Scout Region will celebrate the Day.

Source: GNA

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