President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the Ministry of Youth and Sports to expedite action on the National Youth policy and present it to Cabinet for deliberations.
Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communication who announced this on Tuesday in Accra said a special cabinet session would be organised on job creation to find solutions to the perennial youth unemployment in the country.
The minister made this known during a mock parliamentary debate organised by the Public Affairs unit of Parliament to commemorate the International Democracy day in Accra.
The programme which attracted about 100 students from some tertiary institutions in Accra deliberated on issues like conflicts and conflict resolution, political intolerance and disagreements among political opponents.
The Minister said the youth policy document had been snubbed for long and gave the assurance that the ruling national Democratic Congress would deliberate and implement it as soon as it was presented to Cabinet.
Mr. Iddrisu expressed regret that almost 20 years into grassroots democracy, political parties were still suffering from internal wrangling and appealed to their leaders to resolve all their domestic challenges in order to entrench the rule of law and democracy in the country.
Mr. Inusah Fuseini, Member of Parliament for Tamale Central said arguments advanced by Members on the floor of Parliament were meant for development of the country and not political positions as perceived by some people outside parliament.
“We argue, we make noise and disagree, but we do not fight. What we ultimately want to do is to come out with well refined laws that will stand the test of time in the country.”
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