The President of International Scouts Guide Fellowship Ghana (ISGF), and former Chief of Staff, Mr. Douglas Prosper Bani, has called on the media fraternity in Ghana to support the ISGF Ghana, to bring back scouting convincingly to young people in Ghana, Africa and globally.
According to him, the effort to address the daunting challenges of young people today in National, Regional and Global development effort we would all appreciate a society of young people who are organized with the principles of scouting.
The former Interior Minister added that, the current global political and economic conditions continue to impact the life of young people especially in the area of education, health and employment.
He said he is convinced that, the leaders of the scout movement have an opportunity to reignite the elements of scouting that can contribute to ameliorating the challenges confronting the youth of today.
To that end, he call on the media to partner with ISGF to reach out the youth in the schools, communities, and others places to reunite the scouting that was once vibrant movement in Ghana.
Mr. Bani was speaking at the 3rd International Scout and Guide Fellowship Africa Regional Conference 2019 at Abokobi in Accra.
“To achieve these with the youth we have to speak their language, understand and appreciate their current challenges and to reassure them of our commitment to work with them to provide a secure environment and we can only do this through you the media that is why we are calling on you to support us in the regard.”
The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Perry Okudzeto who represented the Minister Hon Isaac Asimah said the ministry will partner with ISGF to establish scouting in all districts across the country to inculcate disciple.
The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan who was especial guest at the event urged members of ISGF Ghana to be disciple and promote civil engagement and education among the youth of today for national development.
The Theme for the conference is ” Discovering the Potentials in Africa; The Role of Adult Scouts and Guides Fellowship”. The conference brought together members from other countries which include, Uganda, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Zambia.
The conference which started on the 30th of April is expected to come to an end on Sunday 5th May 2019.