The Youth Wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has praised its leader, Henry Nana Boakye aka Nana B, and his two deputies, Perpetual Lomokie and Joseph Kwayaja, for their exemplary leadership in rallying the youth to support the party in the 2020 general election.
In a statement released to the media, the youth wing said the hard work of its leadership played a critical role in the success of the NPP, intimating that their leaders ‘leveraged’ on digital tools to aid the 2020 campaign and beyond.
“In an election which had over 900,000 registered voters aged between 18 and19, and more than half of the electoral roll aged from 18 to 35, efforts at youth mobilisation were consequential to the outcomes,” the statement noted.
It also said over the period, the national youth wing has achieved a lot with far-reaching benefits “for the youth in particular and the NPP as a whole.”
“The over 30 giant strides made in consolidating the electoral fortunes of the NPP and building of a vibrant and results-driven youth wing, dominated by motivated and trained young men and women have been captured under eight thematic areas,” it pointed out.
The youth wing said Nana B and his deputies provided motorbikes to every constituency youth wings and the regional youth wings “for outreach and campaigning programmes.”
The statement also pointed to the strengthening of the national youth wing’s database collection by providing several laptops and other gadgets to all the regional youth wing secretariats.
It added that “over hundreds of thousand T–shirts were distributed to various regional youth wings, constituency youth wings and volunteer groups for campaigning during the 2020 general elections.”
The statement indicated that they also provided business startup kits, including sewing machines and hairdryers, to support young entrepreneurs in small scale businesses.
“Over tens of thousands of different types of 2020 campaign paraphernalia were distributed. These included party branded footballs, aprons, scarves, megaphones, caps, flags, jerseys and many more.”
“The National Youth Wing organized a series of fundraising events in several regions prior to the 2020 general elections. This initiative helped raise financial support to prosecute the youth campaign in election 2020.”
The statement disclosed that the number of institutions where TESCON, the tertiary wing of the NPP, is fully operational was also increased from 186 to over 247, a 33% increase with other institutions pending inauguration under the current national youth wing leadership.
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