The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Atta Mills Institute (AMI), Samuel Koku Anyidoho, has said that the only solution to building a better Ghana is renewing of minds.
According to the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) deputy General Secretary, transformation of minds will help build a new generation of Ghanaians who would hold on strongly to the values of Ghana, stressing that “a nation without values is a nation destined for doom”.
He made this observation when he led the commissioning of a corn and cassava mill at Gonteng a suburb of Aburi, a town in the Akuapim South Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Mr. Anyidoho delivering his speech at programme noted that the decision to construct the mills for the community was borne out of sympathy for the people, realising the challenges the community facing.
According to him, he has had to on few occasions lift “children who were carrying buckets of maize on their heads, walking all the way to Aburi to go and mill” for their families.
He continued: “Every time I gave the children a lift, and imagined the arduous and near-torturous walk on the undulating rocky road from here to Aburi, I cried in my heart for them. The road was more horrible than you see it today so you can imagine what the children were going through”.
Aside that challenge was an educational facility problem having to do with on one hand its aesthetics and on the other furniture, particularly boards used in teaching the students of Gonteng Basic School.
The Headmaster of the School, Mr. Anyidoho, preferred to have “marker boards because the blackboards were eating up too much chalk and making teaching very difficult”.
This challenge together with the lack of mill to process food for dwellers of Gonteng whipped up compassion in the AMI CEO and his outfit to embark on the renovative and construction exercise in a bid to make life somewhat bearable for them.
Mr. Anyidoho thanked the Chief Executive of the National Lottery Authority, Sammy Awuku, for partnering the AMI to successfully complete the project.
“There is no denying the fact that this is just the beginning of a very long, productive, and lasting relationship between the Atta-Mills Institute and the National Lotteries Authority, as we hold hands in pursuit of a common agenda of, building a Better Ghana.
“A Better Ghana can be built and must be built!” he said.