Members of the Bassare Youth Association (BAYA) as part of their membership drive agenda have embarked on series of Zonal meetings that will outline their development agenda towards their hometown and youth.
Addressing Basares at a one of such meetings in Kumasi, , National President of BAYA, Alhaji Moro Seidu called on all Bassares in the country and beyond to lend a helping hand to the development of the youth and to support infrastructure in their capital-Tatale and other Cities that Bassares were residing in.
The Occasion also served as a re-union for Bassares who had not seen each other for years to also once again meet and recount some of their nostalgic moments, especially during their school and youthful days.
Alhaji Seidu, appealed to parents to give traditional Bassare names to their children to serve as an identification for them, anywhere they found themselves.
He said Bassares had over the years conducted themselves very well among other ethnic groups, hence gaining adequate admiration for their humility and courteous behaviour and called on the youth to emulate the shinning values of their elders in their areas of jurisdiction.
National General Secretary of BAYA, Toni Bakawu, called for unity among tribesmen and women and urged them to frequently contribute their quota towards nation-building and their hometowns.
Member of Parliament for Sene East, Dominic Napare, who is also one of the Patrons of the Association appealed to Bassare parents to spend a chunk of their earnings on the education of their children rather than frivolous funerals and other social celebrations.
The MP also urged them to help fight against early child marriage as the practice could be detrimental to the education of children especially girls.
Stephen Balado Manu, Former Member of Parliament for Ahafo-Ano South for his part, encouraged basares to interact frequently in order to promote marriages among themselves and know their traditions and cultures better.