April 30, 2013

Alhaji Amadu Seidu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Yapei-Kusawgu has urged the new executives of the National Gonjaland Youth Association (GLYA) to embrace the programmes of Savannah Accelerated Development Authority that are geared towards eradicating poverty in Gonjaland and Northern Ghana.

He made the remark at the Association’s handing over ceremony at the weekend. The MP said the Association must partner with government to achieve its goals.

The MP encouraged the new executives to work towards sustaining the principles governing the Gonja chieftaincy institution. He also entreated them to fight against environmental degradation in Gonjaland.

The Chief of the Gonja community in Kumasi, Alhaji Abdulai Ayaye, in his address urged the new executives to work towards promoting unity, love and development among the people of Gonja and other ethnic groups living in the area.

The new President of the GLYA, Mr Alhassan Dramani, reminded the other executives that leadership is not about individualism but a collective responsibility.

He bemoaned the numerous challenges facing the area and called on the people to tackle them holistically. He therefore urged all Gonjas to stay united and not allow the rank and file to be divided by partisan politics.

According to him the lot has fallen on their generation to carry the Association to the next level.

“Everybody’s idea counts and nobody should feel left out but try to contribute to the progress of the association which has become a developmental catalyst now and for generations yet unborn” he explained.

Mr Alhassan Dramani assured everybody his administration will continue the unfinished projects of the association.

He reminded the youth of Gonja that the hallmark for success is humility, respect, obedience and self-discipline.