A Pressure group calling itself, Coalition of Progressive Youth Ghana has called on Ghanaian not to allow themselves to be abused by politicians for their selfish gains.
According to the Coalition, as the 2020 election draws near, some politicians and their parties would launch lofty campaigning with unimaginable promise, just to wood votes.
In addition to that, some would entice the youth with job placement promises only to dump them after weaning power.
To this effect, the Coalition in a press statement advised the youth, especially the first time voters to critique these politicians with the kind of campaigns and promises before voting day.
The youth, the Coalition said must should the campaigns period to access those who have the vision to create tangible, jobs and as well provide basic infrastructure for the nation present and future generation.
It further admonishes the youth to scrutinize, assess and evaluate the various political parties and the candidates vividly before voting for them.
The press release issued and signed by the convener of the coalition, Papa Kwabena Boadu also charged the youth to be bold and ask the candidates questions about their immediate problems and challenges and how the candidates intend to “address the socio-economic challenges in the areas of infrastructure development including, a robust and resilient economy, accessible and affordable education, health facilities for all, youth unemployment issues, job creation, insecurity, flood and sanitation matters.”
BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT
COALITION OF PROGRESSIVE YOUTH GHANA – CPY – GH
*For immediate publication *PRESS RELEASE 10/07/19
The coalition of progressive youth (CPY – GH) is a pressure group made up of some youth members of all registered political parties in Ghana, non-governmental organizations, members of some Civil Society Organizations, Social MEDIA groups and youth groups of the various religious bodies in Ghana. It was formed on the 7th January 2017 after the swearing-in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The coalition was motivated by the inaugural statement by the President that Ghanaians should be “Citizens but not Spectators”. The membership base is a little over 250 only in the Greater Accra Region with acting executives in the Central and Volta regions. Our aim and objective are to monitor, assess and evaluate the performance of the President, the vice president, government appointees and members of Parliament to inform our voting pattern in general elections.
We as a coalition have noticed that the main two political parties in the country will soon be selecting their Parliamentary Candidates in their constituency elections ahead of the 2020 elections. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidates primaries are in August while that of the governing party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in September to elect Parliamentary candidates in the orphan constituencies. On this note, we will be assessing the various aspirations for both the NDC and NPP in the country.
Again the coalition would wish to encourage the youth who registered in the just ended LIMITED registration exercise to factor in certain challenges in their various constituencies and find out which political parties and leaders will be able to meet their society, community or constituency problems.
The Youth needs a leader who will be concerned with infrastructure development in terms of strong and robust ECONOMY, accessible education for all, stable electricity supply, addressing the perennial flood and sanitation issues, health facilities for accessible health care delivery, better ROAD infrastructure, addressing the issues of youth unemployment, insecurity and other major problem confronting the youth.
Join the Coalition of Progressive Youth Now.
Papa Kwabena Boadu – Convener – 0265055796
Herbert Mensah Adjabli Director of Communications – 0205890408.
Director of Operations – Shirley Akosua Yeboah