He said” if Ghana does not nib the neglect of its youth in the bud, the next generation would be found wanting”‘ he told the Ghana News Agency in an interview.
Dr Tetteh said the destiny of the youth had been left in the hands of Western culture leading to a moral decadence and noted that if care was not taken the situation could get out of hands.
He was speaking ahead of a gathering dubbed: “Pre-tertiary students for Christ, 2015.” The event, which starts from February 25 to 27, is on the theme, “Forget not your Creator in the days of your youth”.
The Evangelist, who is also an Economist as well as Founder and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, was a guest speaker at the crusade being hosted by the Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute.
He said the lack of moral recreational centres, projects to help the youth mature into responsible adulthood and the absence of a national succession plan was a disincentive to the youth of Ghana.
“I think the youth of today should be empowered with a lot of training and education devoid of partisan politics to get them to rise and build a better Ghana for themselves and the future.”
According to the Evangelist, “Righteousness builds a nation” and admonished today’s leaders to be honest with the youth and tell them what made them fail and what made them succeed. “Those who did not attain their dreams should not shy away from it but rather they should encourage the youth.”
“Posterity would judge them if they don’t, the most successful nations put in place programmes that targeted their youth and Ghana should do same to succeed.” He said.
Mr Lawrence Otute John Teye, the Director of the John Teye Memorial Institute, said the gathering of pre tertiary students for Christ would not be business as usual where the youth would sing, dance and listen to the word of God but will afford them the opportunity to interact with the men of God, who would answer all questions bothering them and also share with them their successes, failures and the grace that saw them through.
The gathering which is opened to all pre tertiary institution within the Greater Accra Region will be extended to the other regions.
The event intends to bring hope to the hopeless and woo the youth for Christ in fulfilment of the Great Commission, of winning souls for Christ.
The crusade would attract Dr Abramham Chigbundu from Nigeria, Inspired voices of Accra Aca, Willie and Mike, Pastor Azigiza Jnr and the John Teye School band.