The National Youth Committee (NYC) of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has disclosed plans by it to embark on a two-week nationwide tour.
According to the party, the tour is to afford the party the opportunity to meet with members of the Progressive Youth Movements in tertiary institutions, youths in the various constituencies and the general public to conscientise them on the way forward for the PPP.
This was stated in a press statement issued and signed by NYC’s spokesperson, Alistair Tairo Nelson, yesterday in Accra.
We will discuss the economy, observe living conditions of Ghanaians in the various regions and tell the true story to the people of Ghana.
The tour which is slated to begin in the first week of February 2014 will be led by National Youth Coordinator of the party, Divine Nkrumah.
The statement further said the tour was informed by the NYC’s growing popularity countrywide and the request by youths 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 for the past 22 years; we are ready to serve the people far better than what the NPP/NDC.”
It further stressed that there is a general lack of consensus on the way forward and as result, 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 statement said.
The youth tour will also discuss the general weaknesses in our practice of democracy. That is, the lack of consensus, winner takes all syndromes, 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,” the statement concluded.
“For the duration of our tour, we pray the general public and all our party members will welcome us so 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. We cannot continue to vote for mediocrity over competence; Ghana deserves better.”
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