Togbe Afede XIV, the Paramount Chief (Agbogbomefia) of the Asogli Traditional Area, has counseled young people to follow hard labor rather than the inclination for fast money and other material goods.
He also urged students to strive to become honorable individuals since these qualities are superior to the worldly pleasures they pursue, according to a report by graphic.com.gh.
The outspoken Ewe traditional leader and businessman further stated that the youth can benefit from the current challenging economic conditions to establish themselves while addressing the graduates at the 7th congregation of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) at Sokode-Lokoe, close to Ho.
“Therefore, you must focus on things that matter to the people and not the desire to attain money, expensive cars and massive houses with money cash from dubious sources,” he said.
In addition, Togbe Afede XIV emphasized the need for young people to understand that while obtaining a college degree is commendable, it would not enough to support them in the long run without also being diligent and creative.
He also asked them to abstain from greed, pointing out that it is one of the factors that has been impeding Ghana’s national growth.
In order to entirely erase the attitude of poverty, he counseled them to make sacrifices and give up being lazy.
You cannot sleep as though you are battling with the dead and expect prosperity to come your way because poverty is generated in bed, he said.
At the conclusion of their respective degree programs, 826 students from the Schools of Allied Sciences, Basic and Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, and Fred N. Binka School of Public Health earned certificates.