The Chairman of the Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), Dr. Osman Alhassan has expressed worry over the decreasing level of interest Ghanaians attach to communal spirit.
According to him, the joy in community communal spirit has drastically waned in Ghana over the years and he added citizens need to consider steps to reverse the trend if communal spirit or volunteerism must serve as a vehicle for community development.
‘’Let us go back and cultivate the spirit of volunteering to develop our communities’’, he said.
He was speaking at the 26th Denmark seminar at Dalun in the northern region. The Denmark seminar is organized annually for members of GDCA and the general public to deliberate on relevant topical issues that affect national development and operational areas of GDCA in particular.
Dr. Osman Alhassan said the relationship between GDCA and Ghana friends in Denmark (GV) has brought several development interventions that have improved the lives of many communities, groups and individuals in Northern Ghana especially the less privileged and marginalized.
This years’ Denmark seminar is on the theme; ‘’Growing in northern region, the role of communal spirit in Development’’.
Dr. Osman further mentioned GDCA’s development interventions have produced more than 10,000 trainees from Dalun Simli center in productive skills such as sewing, hairdressing, carpentry among others.
In a speech read on behalf of the Northern Regional Minister by the DCE for Kumbungu called on Ghanaians to re-candle communal spirit in communities and societies, this he noted will go a long way in supporting the Presidents’ agenda of making Accra and Ghana the cleanest city and country in Africa.
Source: www.zaaradio.com/Lilian D. Walter