Mr Mensah said ‘‘we are searching for character in all aspects of our nation building. We all have a role to play in this country and we need men of character to lead the country’’.
The event was to offer thanksgiving to God for the success stories of the school in chalking 140 years in Secondary Education in the country.
Apostle Mensah, who is a member of MOBA 72, tasked members to build the cause of the association and also set standards for others to emulate to benefit the country.
Over 400 Old Boys, including the Vice President of Ghana Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, lawyer Phillip Addison of the New Patriotic Party and aspiring Parliamentary candidate for Klottey Korley and other notable personalities.
Also in attendance were past students of Addisadel College, Wesley Girls Senior High, Holy Child, Aggrey Memorial and Ghana National College.
Vice President Amissah Arthur said ‘‘he was proud to be a part of Mfantsipim and proud of the many people who made a difference in his life. “I hope the successful stories here will be an example for the younger generation to emulate’’
Amissah Arthur thanked the members for their commitment and encouraged the youth to aspire for greater heights in life and make the oldest school in the country proud.
The Ebusuapayin of MOBA, Capt. Paul Forjoe employed all past students of their alma mater to invest in the development of the school since government alone cannot do it.
“For us to make a difference in education in Ghana, all old boys and girls, which ever school you attended, should help your schools because government has a limit. Government does not pick and choose which school it wants to make better. He gives the same to everybody.
‘‘So if you want your school to be a better school, you the old students should give back to your schools. We want to set the example so that other schools will follow because at the end of the day, if we make the schools better it is good for Ghana and our education’’. He stated.
The MOBA will organise activities to mark the 140th anniversary.
Source: GNA/News Ghana