Thursday, January 22, 2009

Children Are Valuable National Assets

…Says Ghana Ambassador; Fetes Kids

Monrovia (EOG/PR) 19-01-09:-Hosting a year-end party for community children at his Congo Town residence, the Ambassador of Ghana, His Excellency, Major General Francis Adu-Amanfoh last Saturday said children are valuable national assets that must always be nurtured for a vibrant national future. The future of any nation, he said, depends on its children and noted that the future of society is bound to remain bleak if the children are ignored.

A Ghana Embassy release says Ambassador Adu-Amanfoh made the comments when he hosted more than 200 kids within his neighborhood in an end of party. The party has been an annual event the ambassador traditionally hosts for the kids in the neighborhood of his Congo Town Residence since he took over the Ghanaian Mission in 2006. The Ghanaian envoy intimated that the Children are the future of the nation, saying that they should be made happy at all times.

The Ambassador maintained that for a nation to cultivate a bright future, the welfare of the children should be a priority. “Since they need good education, they must be in good health to have a sound mind and a sound body. This way, the will better be prepared to takeover from the older folks,” the Ambassador said. Ambassador Adu-Amanfoh added that Liberian children in particular should be given special attention and shown love, considering the traumatic period that had characterized the Liberian civil crisis.

The New Year party for the kids was also graced by Sierra Leonean Ambassador, Her Excellency, Marie Jilo Barnett. The Sierra Leonean ambassador also reminded the children the essence of love. She said the children should practice love amongst themselves and be able to care for each other just as their parents and community people care for them. Ambassador Barnett noted that the Bible teaches that “we love our neighbor as we love ourselves,” noting that discipline is the pillow of love amongst children.

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