The Technical Economic Advisor at the office of the Vice President, Mr. Samuel Kwadwo Frimpong has charged the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG), to maintain discipline as a core mandate to fight corruption.
He says the fight against corruption demands individuals who are disciplined to put things in order.
Mr. Frimpong was speaking at the launch of the 18th Annual Residential Delegates Congress of the University Students’ Association of Ghana on the theme, “University Students as Anti-Corruption Crusaders; the Road to Ghana beyond Aid”.
Mr. Samuel Kwadwo Frimpong delivering the keynote address said deprives the nation of its appropriate economic gains needed to develop.
He urged students to be crusaders to combat corruption as the fight cannot be left only on the shoulders of government.
He further advised the students to use their position to pursue the interest of those who elected them into office and not that of any political or interest group.
On his part the USAG President, Mr. Albert Oppong Kesse said as students, they are poised to contribute their quota to national development, saying “it is only prudent that we join hands to the fight against corruption to propel Ghana beyond aid”. He says the infamous name gained as being one of the corrupt nations in the world gives a negative perception in terms of governance and nation building.
Mr. Kesse believes the challenge therefore requires the youth especially students leadership to champion this worthy course.
KOBINA AMUAH/ATL FM NEWS