Youth of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), will be embarking on a two-week nationwide tour to meet with members of the Progressive Youth Movements in the Tertiary institutions.
The party youth will discuss the economy, observe living conditions of Ghanaians in the various regions and to tell the true story to the people of Ghana. The tour is slated to begin in the first week of February, 2014.
The tour is informed by the growing popularity countrywide and the request of the youth of the party to make ourselves visible and position ourselves as the alternative to the politics of “Tumtum Efu na fu” that has engulfed this country all these 22 years; we are ready to serve the people far far better than what the NPP/NDC have demonstrated so far.
There is a general lack of consensus on the way forward and this has greatly affected our economic fortunes and after 56 years of our political independence, we are still hewers of wood, drawers of water and primary exporters and still a beggar of other nations.
This country touted as the same size as Britain, and endowed with natural resources, leading producer in Gold, Diamond, Cocoa, Oil Palm and recently found oil, has the highest unemployment rate amongst African countries. Our politics is now conducted purely on tribal lines; we vote for leaders based on ethnicity despite how incompetent and unpopular they might be.
The youth tour would also discuss the general weaknesses in our practise of democracy; ie the lack of consensus, winner takes all syndrome, voting of DCEs/MCEs in an era of decentralization, separation of the office of Attorney General Department from the Ministry of Justice and the proper stewardship of the state.
We the youth in PPP believe that this is the opportunity to collectively get on board to help change the cause of history for better and ensure we have a more responsible leadership to take charge of the state. If this country is to be transformed from a 3rd world to a 1st world, we in the PPP youth wing want to use the opportunity to tell others that this country’s problems can be solved and must be solved because we know the problems and we have the solutions that would make Ghana a better place for all.
For the duration of our tour, we pray that the general public and all our party members would give us the necessary welcome so that we can have a fruitful encounter that would offer all of us the opportunity to fashion out strategies that would elicit the best in Ghanaians to come to the realization that we cannot continue to vote for mediocrity over competence; Ghana deserves better.
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