FROM REV ENOCK AKONNOR, KUMASI (firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PARAMOUNT chief of Offinso Traditional Area, Nana Wiafe Akenten III, has noted that if the elite in government exhibit a high sense of selflessness and commitment to the execution of their respective roles assigned them, Ghana will stand out as a shining star on the African continent.
Nana Akenten, in an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE at his residence, noted that he is surprised the elite, with their intellectual competence, had failed to develop the country and lessen the burden of the citizenry.
He said self-centeredness, if not eliminated through attitudinal change, would keep affecting the fortunes of the country.
Nana Akenten said the time had come for all authority bearers, including chiefs, to direct their passion towards addressing the needs of their people and communities much more than their personal gains.
He cited the establishment of the Otumfuo Education Fund, an initiative of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, King of the Ashanti Kingdom, which is touching lives and has earned honour globally, as a good example to emulate.
Nana Akenten, who has a reputation for his charitable deeds, including scholarship, financial support to institutions and development initiatives within and beyond his traditional jurisdiction, noted that any leader who leads with the aim of accumulating possessions should remember that one day he would leave the property behind.