Monday, 4 January 2010
Words of Wisdom: Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu
Title: Otumfuo: Committed Ghanaians needed to solve national problems
By Saeed Yaqub Date: 2nd January 2010
The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II says the enormous challenges facing Ghana will remain insurmountable until the citizenry resolve to work together towards addressing them.
He observed nations which have made significant progress in development have done so through strong commitment and determination of their citizens to build their countries.
In a New Year massage signed by Chief of Staff at the Manhyia Palace, Fosuaba Mensah Banahene, Otumfuo emphasized “ a nation that cannot count on her citizens to contribute their quota cannot expect to realize her goals’’.
He said it is therefore important for Ghanaians to work diligently in their various fields of engagement in the years ahead.
The Asante King urged Ghanaians to ensure improvement in the country’s democratic development to enhance the country’s image as the torchbearer of good governance and democratic culture in Africa.
On child development he reminded parents of what he describes as ‘unshirkable duty before God to ensure proper upbringing of their children.
He says beyond sending children to school parents must pay serious attention to their moral education which he said should never be left to teachers alone.
He pointed out that if the country fails to mould her children in the right manner they will grow to become irresponsible individuals whose actions will derail national development.
Otumfuo urged chiefs to show true leadership by utilizing resources entrusted to them for the good of their people.
He called for greater collaboration between government and traditional authorities as natural partners for development. [Credit: www.news.myjoyonline.com]