The Paramount Chief of Abeadzi traditional area and the Vice President of the National House of Chiefs’, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, has called on Ghanaians to develop characters that will promote national interest and development.
He explained that if various trainings and skills development outlets are established it will prepare the next generation with employable skills necessary for a better life.
These according to Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, are catalysts for the next generation to build a national character that will help maintain the integrity of the nation and a society with dignified characters.
He was speaking at the second edition of the Emotional Intelligence Africa Summit at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), under the theme ‘Building National Character of the New Ghanaian; the Role of Emotional Intelligence’
The summit was organized by ‘Addison International’ and it is the largest community learning event in Africa dedicated to building emotional capital.
‘This year we have a unique theme and is very important theme for all of us. ‘Building National Character of the New Ghanaian- the Role of Emotional Intelligence. To me, a national character is a system of conducts, values and convictions shared by the majority of a society and is the most common type of behavior of the adult members of a society. This is very important to every nation, for it affect every aspects of a nation existence.’’ he added.
Daasebre further emphasized that a national character is necessary for Ghanaians to take back control of our communities and position Ghana as a rich ground for detailed human capital investment that other countries will look up to.
Daasebre drew participants’ attention to the fact that a national character serves as an anchor that holds the nation in place so that it does not waver.
However, a poorly managed national character may negatively affect the nation’s development and stability.
“I believe with effective governance, the nations’ economy can significantly appreciate and develop. I wish to draw your attention to the fact that, this noble assertion will greatly suffer if we ignore essential life characters like ‘empathy, respect for elders, honesty, discipline, hard work, integrity, love for community, love for nation and commitment to mention but few.’ he concluded.
Ghana’s first internationally trained emotional intelligence coach and the summit host Mr. James Kwesi Addison underscored the need for a national character to serve as a wheel and strength that will foster and strengthens our national identity.
‘’It is imperative we build the next generation of people with an impressive national character and we cannot succeed in doing so if we ignore the development of emotional intelligence capabilities,’’ he added.
James emphasized the fact that these essential skills are teachable, learnable and are transferrable.
He finally, gave the assurance that ‘Addison International’ will not relent in its efforts in ensuring that Ghanaians and Africans in general become capable of overcoming the challenges the continent is faced with through sensitization on emotional intelligence.

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