Ghanaian youth have been advised to shun politicians who would use them for political violence before, during and after the December 7 polls.
They are to bear in mind that as future leaders, they are supposed to preserve themselves to be able to lead this country and not to cut their lives short or injured simply because someone is seeking a political position.
Chief of Staff, Mr. Julius Debrah, who gave the advice, said many young people are often deceived into political violence which always lead not only to destruction of resources of the state, but wasting of lives including theirs too.
The chief of staff who was interacting with some media practitioners in Kumasi noted that President John Dramani Mahama has invested heavily in sectors all geared towards ensuring that the youth of this country have a brighter future.
He stated that the vision of President Dramani Mahama was for almost every Ghanaian youth to realise his or her God-given potential with majority of them being in positions to compete with their counterparts in any part of the world.
He stated that President Dramani Mahama was not desperate for power and was working to ensure that Ghana remained the oasis of peace and the poster boy of democracy for Africa.
Mr. Debrah, who was a former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, and initiated the National Sanitation Day, described as unprecedented the infrastructural development embarked on by President Dramani Mahama targeted at opening the country up for employment opportunities.
These developments, he stressed, would create the needed avenues and atmosphere for the creation of industries.
”The government is concerned about youth unemployment and has been working feverishly to ensure that more employment avenues are created for the youth who continue to step out of universities and other educational institutions,” the Chief of Staff stated.
Mr. Debrah disclosed government’s resolve to resource all state institutions to play their roles effectively as stakeholders in the upcoming elections.
”We as a government believe that development thrives in a peaceful atmosphere and so we have resourced all state agencies and security services to play their part in ensuring a peaceful country before, during and thereafter December polls,” the chief of staff posited.
The security services, he noted, has been retooled to respond to the challenges that they may be faced with on voting day as well as days leading up to the polls.
Mr. Debrah expressed confidence in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) retaining power due to the massive infrastructural and educational advancements, adding the President should be given another term to finish what he started.
On initiatives embarked upon by the NDC government, he pointed out that programmes such as the Youth Enterprise Skills Development and Youth in Agriculture, were some of the things government was committed to expanding to rope in many youth who are unemployed.
Mr. Debrah indicated the preparedness of government to link colleges and institutions of learning to the state agencies so that products who complete their courses could have access in working at departments and agencies.
He also revealed the expansion of more tertiary colleges and Senior High Schools, including the 123 community day secondary schools to absorb the increasing numbers that complete secondary and Junior High Schools.
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