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Use positions to serve, not to amass wealth — Mrs Theodora Wood

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A Former Chief Justice, Justice Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, has advised young people seeking leadership positions to consider it as an opportunity to seek the welfare of the people and not as a means to amass wealth.

She emphasised that leadership positions must not be used as avenues for graft and opportunities for families and friends to acquire wealth.

Justice Wood gave the advice at the opening of the second Democracy and Governance Boot Camp in Tema yesterday. It is being organised by, CDD-Ghana, in partnership with  Lead  Afrique  International and some CSOs.

Mrs. Wood said although leadership positions come with some pecks of office,  such opportunities ought not to be abuse by people who occupied such position.

Leadership is about offering servant leadership and serving your followers with humility and not the other way around.

The former Chief Justice also bemoaned the use of strong and offensive language by people, particularly the young ones, in the arena of politics and urges students who desire to lead to be mindful of what they say about their leaders today.

The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at CDD-Ghana, Dr Kojo Pumpuni Asante, explained that the 2019 programme would focus on unemployment.

He said as part of the programme, participants would explore various communities within Tema, the host  city, to interact with people who were unemployed to appreciate how they were affected by the decisions leaders took and also come up with employment solution projects that could address such challenges.

The participants, he said, would also undertake a tour of the Jubilee House to understand the workings of the Executive arm of government and engage Members of Parliament in one-on-one interactions to understand how policies were crafted and implemented.

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