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Dr. Ablampah in a group photograph with some members of TYM Dr. Ablampah in a group photograph with some members of TYM

We cannot progress if our leaders fail to invest in the past-TYM Director

Written by  Dec 02, 2017
The Youth Mirror (TYM), a platform where the youth are inspired, encouraged and assisted to bring out what is in their inner create beings held its 7th edition of the TYM talk show on the theme ‘’Investing In Your Past; Making Your Past Tomorrow’’ at the Royal Ravico Hotel, Accra on Saturday. Founder and speaker, Dr. Solomon Ablampah, in his presentation said before one can have a better future, you have to invest in your past. He said some individuals are so comfortable where they are today and do not pursue a path to upgrade themselves. Investing in one’s life is to expect a dividend from what you have invested in your life- being it money, time, emotions or any valuable asset you have. According to him, the youth sometimes invest in wrong things.   He bemoaned how some young people waste money on material things yet there will be the same category of people, going round seeking for sponsorship to go to school or start up a business. He said the phones, television sets and other gadgets we buy can start up a business.   Successful people we see today suffered, labored and went through thick and teen to get to where they are today, and it you do not learn from their experiences, then you do not have a future, he said.   On leadership, he charged them to go back and invest in our past so we can have a better future. He also lamented over the sale of our natural resources and state assets. ‘’If Ghana is to invest in our past resources, Ghana will be a better place for us to live. But they [leaders] are selling all our resources. Everything that belongs to Ghana, is going away and the generation that is coming are walking on that same path…It is not only the president that is killing us, we are killing ourselves.’’   According to him, when you visit some countries, there is a laid down plan for the president to follow. You cannot come and do your own thing. You have to follow what the plan. But  what is happening in Ghana? ‘’When the NDC comes, it brings a new idea…When the NDC leaves, the NPP will also come with its own ideas then we start chasing them. Then every dream of the NDC would be shattered. So every four years, Ghana restarts life all over again. Ghana is reborn every four years and it is not helping us. They are not helping us…’’   The second part of the event saw some personalities awarded for their achievements and dedication to youth development. The recipients were former Deputy Health Minister and MP for Teshie under former President Kufour, Dr. Gladys Ashietey, Dr. Andrews N. Bonney, a Chief Neurosurgeon, Mrs. Bernice Safo-Ayiam, CEO ADVISAB and Nii Kotey Afutu Gbomosane II, Chief of Ashalebotswe.        The TYM defines the youth as any individual with the ability, strength and energy to do something positive and impact in society, irrespective of the age, class and personal background. The vision of TYM is to aid and assist the youth to become successful entrepreneurs; enable newer generations to be independent and self sufficient; empower people from all walks of life to have good and better future. The mission of TYM is to organize motivational talk shows, help individuals define their true purpose in life among others.   The 2018 edition under the theme, ‘’Creating and Recreating Your Vision’’, has been slated for June, 2018.
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