Prof Opoku-Agyemang speaks on the need for good values


The current deplorable state of affairs in Ghana calls for cathedrals built in the hearts of the people, to be caring, sharing, God fearing and honest, eschewing greed, bullying, insensitivity, selfishness, arrogance, unfairness and plain hollowness, the running mate of former President John Dramani Mahama in the 2020 elections, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has observed

“The Cathedral we need in this country today is a huge, deep one built on hope, trust, regard for the vulnerable which has no space for dishonesty, hypocrisy or pose as veil for taking the name of God in vain”, she stressed.

Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang made the call as Keynote Speaker at the Emotional Intelligence Africa Summit organized by the Addison Center for Emotional Intelligence held at the Centre for National Culture in Cape Coast on Thursday under the theme ‘Rediscovering the Ghanaian in our Current Dispensation’

She explained that Emotional Intelligence springs from an awareness that many people had come before the current generation and that many more will come after,  with the past having left great footprints and that current ones have the privilege of history to ensure that future generations are empowered to leave even better legacies,

The former Minister of Education and first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, maintained that no one ‘is going to be thankful for inheriting a botched education system, contaminated rivers, poisoned soils, spillages, not by force majeur, seeping from cemeteries, garbages, dumps, public toilets with water needed for irrigation going to waste in tragic, destructive conditions, exterminating aquaculture, flora and fauna and submerging towns and villages with hospitals, farms and schools’

This, she continued, becomes a complete emotional disengagement bordering on abuse when those in  positions to empathize rather blame victims, rubbing salt in their injuries.

She urged the participants, most of them youth, to learn about their true history which is very much alive in their names, those of their ethnic groups and towns and villages, from their traditional festivals and the meaning of the symbolic staff of linguists which will help break down the meaning of Emotional Intelligence.

Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang was recognized and decorated by the organizers, the Addison Center for Emotional Intelligence for her positive contributions to education in Ghana.

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