By: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
‘If you want your future with all its opportunities back, then vote John Mahama as President,’ were the words of a former Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Madam Mawuena Trebarh to Ghanaian youth.
In her view, the current state of affairs in the country under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo and New Patriotic Party has left many young people disenfranchised, and the only hope for the future was to vote back into office former President Mahama, the National Democratic Congress’ flagbearer for election 2020.
Madam Trebarh who was speaking at an orientation programme for members of the NDC’s student wing, the Tertiary Education Institutions Network (TEIN) in Ho on Saturday indicated that, the current administration offered no hope to the youth as available opportunities have been hijacked by a privileged few.
‘The situation in our country now is very dire. And you as young people have to use the power you hold to take back the destiny of the nation, because you’re the fundamental majority of this country,’ she charged the gathering made up of students from the Ho Technical University, E.P University college, Ho Nurses Training college, School of Hygiene and the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
The former telecom executive further urged the students to keep faith with the NDC, as it was the only political tradition which has the true interest of young people at heart and has the track record of giving the youth the opportunity in government.
“If you’re looking for a political link that gives young people the opportunity, don’t look beyond the NDC. I am a living testimony to it, because I wasn’t only appointed as the first female CEO of GIPC by President Mahama but I was the youngest person to occupy such a position.”
Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, the Member of Parliament for Klottey-Korley Constituency in the Greater Accra region who also addressed the forum, entreated the NDC youth to live by the party’s tenets of probity, accountability and social justice.
This, she said they should do by speaking up against the ills of society and demanding accountability from those in authority.
“As citizens we’re not exercising our rights to put those in authority on their toes. You’re not the future leaders but leaders of today because you decide the government of the day. So seek knowledge so you can demand probity and accountability from those in authority,” she stated.
The orientation programme which was chaired by former Health minister, Mr. Alex Segbefia on behalf of the NDC flagbearer, had in attendance many functionaries of the party, including Chairman of the Volta MPs caucus, Mr. Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzrah, Natioal Youth Organizer, George Opare Addo and deputy, Edem Agbana, national communication officer, Sammy Gyemfi, North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, and Ho Central MP, Benjamin Kpodo.