Madam Vivien Nyoni Ne-ormah, a customs officer based in Accra, has advised parents to help develop the cultural abilities of their children.
She said that it was important for society to remind children of their cultural heritage in order that they did not lose their cultural identity to foreign cultures.
Speaking to Yagbon News on the launch of a Brifor quiz competition by the Brifor News Desk of Yagbon radio, madam Vivien urged parents to consider imparting knowledge of their peculiar Ghanaian cultural identity to their children.
She said with the present craze and fancy for social media technology platforms and its unedited content, the likelihood of children or the youth losing their cultural identity was very high.
According to her there is the need for relevant authorities to organise cultural events and activities to remind children of their cultural background and historical roots.
“Whilst learning about our culture, it is not out of place to learn about other African cultures which share similarity with our culture merely to broaden our knowledge on those cultures in the African setting,” she said.
She commended the Brifor News Desk of Yagbon radio for organising such an event, saying that it would go a long way to broaden the knowledge of the youth on the diversity of the Ghanaian historical culture especially the Brifor as a tribe.
She said parents like teachers are also agents of education and therefore have a major role to play in the cultural education of children.
The customs officer who is also the National President for the Brifor Youth Association said culture as a reflection of “all good aspects of our behavioural pattern as human beings and Ghanaians is crucial to building of a healthy and prosperous society”.
She observed that globalization and its attendant adulteration of national cultures was a challenge to development.