Justice George Boadi, a Sekondi High Court Judge, has said it was important that young people in the society mustered courage to expose wrong doings of adults and help create a meaningful society for us all.

He said it is not an offence for the youth to discipline adults if only they (adults) do things that have the tendency to impact negatively on society.

Failure to correct negative attitudes would affect all of us, but this must be done politely in such a way that does not denigrate or insult the adult, Justice Boadi said when was addressing pupils the Nana Nketisia Basic school at Essikado in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

The occasion was organized by the Western Regional Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to mark the “Citizenship Day” celebrations being held for the first time in the country.

Justice Boadi said practices like destroying state properties, indiscriminate dumping of refuse, among other negative practices must be condemned by all and help create a suitable environment for us all.

He impressed on the pupils that before they could become successful and good future leaders they ought to exhibit good characters and entreated them to let the words and colours contained in the National Pledge, Anthem and Flag be their guide to be patriotic citizens.

“You must protect the properties of Ghana such as text books, table, chairs, and louver blades, it is your duty to keep your classrooms, schools compounds and surroundings clean, Justice Boadi advised the pupils.

He said while the state has to make sure that they are safe as citizens in the community, “you as pupils too have a duty to report anyone who commits crimes like rape, stealing and others to the police or other adults”.

Justice Boadi encouraged the pupils to study hard and respect authority saying that schools rules were made for them to respect laws while young which would lead them to respect the national laws in their adulthood.

Mr Kusi Aburaah, the Western Region Director of the NCCE, said the Citizenship day is being held for the first time to enable the youth know how to be good citizens to become useful responsible future leaders.

The day, he said, would also enable them have the chance to meet and talk with older and successful citizens to serve as role models for them.

The talk was held in three other basic schools in the metropolis under the theme “always stand up for Ghana”.

GNA

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