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Social media has rendered most youth idle–Palmer-Buckle.

Social media has rendered most youth idle–Palmer-Buckle.
Social media has rendered most youth idle–Palmer-Buckle.

The Cape Coast Archbishop, Most Rev. Charles Palmer-Buckle, has drawn attention to the negative effects that social media has on Ghanaian youth productivity.

He claims that social networking platforms have mostly diverted young people from their everyday activities, causing them to spend a significant amount of time in pointless conversations.

At a youth gathering organised by the Roman Catholic Church in Assin Fosu, Central Region, Most Rev. Palmer-Buckle encouraged the young people to use social media in a positive way.

Rather than following needless trends, he urged students to use the platform to learn new skills.

 “Social media, especially TikTok, has rendered most youth idle, as they devote much time there instead of using the time productively. Use your social media profitably; use it to learn new skills and search for valuable information instead of following unnecessary trends online,” Archbishop Palmer-Buckle advised.

The Deputy Minister of Education and Assin South Member of Parliament (MP), Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, urged the young to uphold their duties to the nation and the church during the event's opening ceremony.

Rev. Ntim Fordjour emphasised that all gifts are valuable to the nation and the church, and that young people shouldn't downplay them or believe that success can only be attained abroad.

 “Create your opportunities and make them lucrative for others to benefit from. No man is talentless,” the minister emphasized.

Youth Rally

The four-day 2024 Cape Coast Archdiocesan Youth Rally brought together about 2,000 youths from 11 Deanery in the Central Region.

The youth participated in prayer sessions and social activities scheduled for the four days.

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Source: HR Forum News

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