Emulate Spirit Of Nationalism
–Dompim Pepesa Chief Charges Wassa-Fiase Students
The chief of Dompim Pepesa in theWassa-Fiase traditional area in the Western Region, Ohyeawora Bian Nyonwa Panyin IV, has charged the youth in the region, particularly the student community, to emulate what he termed as “spirit of nationalism” at their present stage to achieve their potentials.
This, he said, requires a change of their mindset and attitude towards issues, by identifying where they come from, where they are and the direction they are going in life.
Addressing a group called Wassa Fiaseman Students’ Union (WaFSU)as guest speaker at the Takoradi Technical University (TTU), the respected traditional leader said, “We can only get there when we emulate the spirit of nationalism.”
According to him, “When we don’t know where we are coming from, you will never know where we are, and we can never identify where we are going. We can only get there when we emulate the spirit of nationalism,” adding, “some people have been able to do it.”
He also called on the Union to nurture future leaders who can lead Ghana in the near future, stressing the need to develop the human resource of the Wassa people beyond the natural resources.
Ohyeawora Bian Nyonwa Panyin IV said, “having national leaders from the Wassa land, would enable the utilization of resource proceeds to develop the area.”
The event, which was the first general meeting of the Takoradi Technical University chapter of the WaFSU, held on Saturday, July 15, 2023, was attended by several dignitaries, including Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, George Mireku Duker, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tarkwa-Nsuaem.
The Wassa Fiaseman Students’ Union, which was recently inaugurated, has a vision to bring together all tertiary students from the Wassa-Fiase land under one umbrella, with an objective to connect members to opportunities beneficial to their academic and future progress, such as internship, national service and job opportunities.
He expressed his firm belief in the potential of the student front to produce capable leaders, as he reassured the group of his foundation’s support, saying their vision reflects Ohyeawora Bian NyonwaPanyin IV’s commitment to youth empowerment and national progress.
On her part, the president of the union, Miss Esther Nana Achiaa Yeboah, extolled the chief’s call to nurture future leaders.
She said, “We are inspired to embrace this responsibility and nurture leadership qualities within our student community. Your assurance of support through the foundation motivates us to actively participate in shaping the nation’s future. We will work diligently to identify and develop potential leaders who can contribute to the progress of the Wassa land and Ghana as a whole.”
She expressed her gratitude on behalf of union to the chief for his commitment to youth empowerment and national development.
Other dignitaries in attendance at the event include Dr. Eric Bruce-Amartey, the Dean of Students’ Affairs TTU; Mr. Emmanuel Acquah, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Applied Arts and Technology; Nana Kojo Nkrumah I, Bonsahene and Nana Offori, Abakomahene of Pepesa.