The General Overseer of the Power Ministry Church International (PMCI), Apostle General Emmanuel Astiko, gave the advice when he addressed about 450 youth members of the church, drawn from six branches of the Eastern and Volta Regions, at the Akim Oda Methodist Park.
The venue of the three-day youth meeting was changed from the headquarters at Dzodze in the Ketu North District to Akim Oda, to give geographical exposure to the youth members of the church.
The General Overseer told the youth: ?You should have a sense of dressing, so that you would be presentable, wherever you find yourselves?, adding that dressing had become challenging and competitive, and that one needs courage, hard work and focus, to be successful in one?s outfit.
He urged government to assist vocational institutions to flourish in the country not only to help sew decent dresses, but also to provide learning avenues to the youth.
To him, vocational centres were good options for young people to enter into, but added that such institutions had not been made attractive and therefore, young people, especially girls would prefer being on the streets, to learning vocations for their future.
Apostle General Astiko also expressed the need to pursue and promote traditional attire in all forms for national development, pointing out that traditional attire did not only portray beauty, but also identified one?s cultural background.
According to him, decent dressing like ?Friday Wear? sends a good signal of being educated, informed and moved people into activities of both community and national development.
He said traditional attire had advantage over foreign ones, since they were readily available, and could be put on at a number of social functions, but regretted that there was the gradual disappearance of traditional African wear, like ?Joromi? and ?Jumper,? among others.