Member of Parliament for Assin Central and Board Chairman of Ghana National Gas Company, has advised youth to be Selfless and Patriotic citizens.
Urging the youth to take their place and stand out, he urged them to rise up to the occasion and challenges of today.
Mr. Agyapong observed that the youth represented the backbone of every nation and, therefore, should be a prioritized asset of the country.
Speaking as the Special Guest of Honour during the swearing-in ceremony of the UPSA SRC Executives and Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) – UPSA Chapter over the weekend, he admonished the youth to put the country’s interest above other considerations.
“As youth, bring together all passionate, selfless and patriotic Ghanaian citizens and use your combined knowledge, skills, ideas and other resources to support the needed development activities in the various communities with a focus on the country’s development agenda,” he said.
Encouraging the student to stay on course irrespective of how their journey will be, the Legislator urged the student to make good use of the knowledge they will acquire in school.
“Today is the beginning of your own success and if you will be successful, you will pass through this school of life. Knowledge is not the end of life but your ability to turn the knowledge into making yourself meaningful in society,” he said.
Mr Agyapong extolled the virtues of perseverance, patience and honesty were the hallmark of success.
“Honesty is the important principle that has taken me far in business, you need to always be honest in your dealings. This is one principle that foreigners have as a weapon, which we lack in this country.”
“If you intend to be celebrated, guard against dishonest and bad behaviours. Channel your resources into building a good reputation for yourself and make people around you happy. In all of these, be proactive and honest in every activity you undertake,” he stressed.
He also urged the youth to be disciplined, exhibit self-control and an unwavering desire to do the right thing.
“Indeed, the chaos and filth on our streets, settlement patterns and lack of productivity are but a symptom of the levels of indiscipline that has engulfed our society. We should be disciplined in terms of respect to time, environment and everything,” he added.