Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has lamented about the Western lifestyles adopted by many Ghanaian youth.
This he said “is eroding the Ghanaian identity.”
He observed that some Ghanaians were unable to express themselves in the local dialects adding that they dress and behave like the Westerners.
Mr Kufuor charged Ghanaian youth to appreciate the African way of life.
Speaking during the opening of a three-day AU Arts Festival at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra, where he was honoured, he asserted that, “It seems we have lost our identity because when you meet some young people, you can’t tell if they are Africans or Westerners. We are lost because we don’t appreciate and don’t want to be identified with what we have as a people”.
Malaika Media and OK Communications organised the arts festival in partnership with the JAK Foundation honoured the President with the title ‘Agorohene for his contributions to the arts.
Over 40 young and talented artists selected from across the country exhibited their paintings and achievements of Mr Kufuor.
Activities lined up for the year-long celebration of the 80th birthday of the President who is now 79 years old include: celebrity walk on Saturday, June 16, 2018, a musical concert in September, a football match in October between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, a gala night and thanksgiving service in December.
Hiplife artiste Okyeame Kwame is an ambassador of the JAK foundation.
Story: Elizabeth ARMAFIO
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