Ghanaian model and entrepreneur, Salma Chaana Abdul-Razak, who was the first Upper West delegate to make it to the 2010 Ghana Most Beautiful pageant is fuming over what she describes as the youth of today choosing fame and money over dignity.
Chaana said some youth these days lack ‘home-sense’ due to weak parental style adopted by the current generation of parents.
In an interview with the Daily Heritage Newspaper’s Erica Artbur she said, “growing up, I never saw young people talking back at their elders or arguing with their parents but lately this has become the new normal. Some youth these days care less about dignity; they aim at fame and riches and will do anything possible to get it without bothering about the source.”
Speaking on the plight of women who need help from men in relevant positions, the health practitioner and actress said that that in her line of work her only challenge is her blessing of being beautiful.
“Being pretty is a blessing and has opened loads of great opportunities for most women but this same blessing has become my challenge. Many people, especially men, sometimes want to help you because you are pretty they want to have a taste of you in exchange for favours. I am usually able to overcome all these with the help of the home-sense instilled in me by my grandmother who raised me”
According to Chaana, every woman is capable of climbing to higher heights and be successful, provided she is given the requisite socialization tools from both home and the society in which she finds herself.
The young entrepreneur cum health practitioner is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hinanumbu Foundation, through which she provides free medical to her people in the Upper West Region.