Mr Anthony Abayifa Karbo, the National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Tuesday said Election 2012 was the clarion call to the NPP Youth to steer the wheels of the campaign before, during and after December to ensure victory.
Mr Karbo said the NPP’s grassroots campaign depended mostly on the NPP Youth and since victory in any election emanated from the polling station level, it was necessary for the youth to campaign aggressively and protect the electoral process to ensure victory.
Contributing to a debate in Accra on the developmental agenda of the various political parties when voted into power, Mr Karbo stated that the Party and its flagbearer remained staunchly committed to making senior high education free within the first four years of the next NPP administration.
The NPP Youth Organiser stressed that the Party had the men and had done all the costing needed to know that the pledge was feasible and that its flag bearer remained committed to seeing the pledge through.
The free SHS education, according to Mr Karbo , was the surest way to creating a modern and educated society which could compete favourably in the modern competitive global environment.
He stated that placing priority on education was one sure way of dealing with the raging unemployment situation as it was the key to empowering people and creating opportunities.
On employment, Mr Karbo said the NPP, when elected, would work tirelessly towards creating an environment of growth which would create the needed employment for the teeming millions of youth and urged students to support the Party since it had the vision, commitment and men to stimulate the economy and create decent jobs they could fill when they eventually left school.
Dr Kwadwo Arthur, Vice-Chairman of the Research Committee of Convention People’s Party (CPP), recounted the performance of the Nkrumah administration in various fields.
He noted that the future of the nation’s youth was linked directly to the CPP, “as it is the only party that offered the youth opportunity in government and educational opportunities”.
Dr Arthur appealed to students and the youth to support the CPP in Election 2012 to bring back the vision which saw Ghana emerge as a socio-political and industrial leader in Africa in the late 1950’s and 1960’s.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency on youth development, Mr Bright Akwetey, a CPP Flag bearer aspirant, said the party would lead Ghana to re-activate the programme of industrialisation and improve agricultural schemes and projects that would guarantee employment and equal opportunities for the youth.
“That is what would wean them from migrating, sometimes in hazardous circumstances, to seek greener pastures elsewhere. We would create the greener pastures here in Ghana,” Mr Akwetey said.
He said a CPP government would provide decisive leadership that would challenge the youth to realise their full potentialities and maximise their contribution towards building a country that the youth would be proud to live in.
Mr Akwetey said: “I believe in the youth of Ghana, and I am of the strong opinion that given the right atmosphere and conditions, and with the right garnishing, in providing the basic necessities of life and opportunities, the youth can help transform Ghana into an enviable destination for all sorts of purposes”.
He called on the youth to register during the biometric voter registration exercise when it opens.
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