Published: 05 June 2017
Last Updated: 05 June 2017
05 Jun 2017
Mr Edmund Kyei, Asokwa NPP communications director and aspiring first vice-chairman for the constituency.
Mr Edmund Kyei, the Communications Director for the Asokwa New Patriotic Party (NPP) has appealed to government to consciously prioritize issues about the Ghanaian youth.
According to him, issues of joblessness and lack of start-up capital were the ones bothering most of the youth and the earlier these are tackled by government the better it would be for the youth of this country.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper in Kumasi, Mr Kyei who is aspiring to become the first-vice-chairman for the Asokwa Constituency commended efforts by government to empower the youth through the Youth Enterprise Agency (YEA).
However, he suggested more efforts are expended in the area of job creation and job accessibility so as to ensure the youth are gainfully employed to take up the mantle of leadership in the near future.
According to the Communications Director, unemployment posed a great danger to government since many who may not get decent jobs to do would rather resort to various unconventional ways to survive.
Crime, he noted was hugely associated with unemployment since many of the youth who become so desperate to survive choose to engage in all sorts of vices to get something to eat.
He, therefore, challenged government to roll out the one district one factory and other programs which have been tailored towards the youth on time.
The provision of jobs, he stressed would greatly eliminate the tendency for people especially the youth to engage in crime and other social vices.
Laying out his plans for the Asokwa Constituency, the aspiring Vice-Chair promised to ensure the youth who have undergone vocational training are supported with start-up capital for them to move on with life.
Mr Kyei noted of plans to ensure persons who needed further education are given a push by his outfit to continue.
Scholarships and other incentives needed by those who could not continue their education for lack of funds will be given the needy to enable them complete schooling.
The Communications Director promised to operate an open door policy when he is elected as the Vice-Chair to ensure all in the Asokwa Constituency could approach him for suggestions and advice.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi