Some 56 years ago, three years after Gold Coast gained Independence, Ghana became a republic. We are enjoying the liberty and peace we have today because some people stood against the oppressor’s rule. They stood for something, they were drunk in Nationalism. And today, we all have to stand for the same thing- Ghana first.
Although we are a self-governed state, our front is crippled with many issues. As we continue to demand more from our leaders, we must not be oblivious of the fact that Ghana’s forward march does not rest on the soldiers of few people, but “WE ARE ALL INVOLVED, IN BUILDING OUR MOTHERLAND.” We at UVN believe that nation building is predominantly dependent on the individual and collective COMMITMENT of the citizenry. We believe that if each one of us make the good of the nation and its people a priority, Ghana will see better days.
We salute our gallant and selfless volunteers for their continued COMMITMENT to the good of society. No positive impact is too small. God bless the good hearts, heads and hands making positive impact through UVN. We also acknowledge the efforts of all dedicated and patriotic Ghanaians in their service to mother Ghana.
As we approach elections – the seventh in the fourth Republic, we call on all, especially the teeming youth, to guard themselves from being used as instruments of violence and mayhem. Ghana has experienced a number of altercations in its democracy, and we are sure not ready for the rule of men in place of the rule of law. We have been a good example for many African countries, and we should continue to be the torch bearer of Democracy in Africa. Let us eschew violence, for “Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent.” – Issac Asimov
On this note, we wish our committed-to-positive-change members, the youth and entire nation a HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY. Let’s out Ghana first, it’s OUR GHANA.
Long Live Volunteerism!
Long Live Patriotism!!
Long Live Ghana!!!
United Volunteers Network
Transforming Societies, United in Passion.
Stephen Senyo Tettegah
Administrative Secretary – UVN