Mallam Ahmed Harun, the Imam of Amanase in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region, said the country must endeavour to empower the youth to impact positively on society.
He noted that rewarding the youth whose accomplishments had helped in various ways to promote national development would encourage others to work hard and make them financially independent.
Mallam Harun, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the youth needed to be motivated to strive for excellence in whatever they did to serve as role models.
He tasked them to imbibe only the positive attitudes of the developed countries and combine them with local virtues to unearth their potential to facilitate the development of the country.
The Imam noted that the country’s population was dominated by the youth for which the Government had initiated programmes such as the National Youth Employment Programme to create jobs for them.
He asked Ghanaians to eschew running down people in responsible positions and rather contribute positively towards the peace of the country.
“A peaceful atmosphere is a pre-requisite for the growth of multi-party democracy,” he said, which would pave way to inculcate in the young ones the spirit of patriotism as they took the leadership mantle in future.
Alhaji Allassan Hudu, the Chief of Amanase Zongo, appealed to organisations and philanthropists to help renovate their mosque, which was built 25 years ago.