According to an association of Youth Organizers of four political parties, Coalition of National Youth Organizers, the Government must admit to the challenges of the country to be able to fix them.
The four political parties involved in the Coalition of National Youth Organizers are; the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), People’s National Convention (PNC), All Progressive Congress (APC), and the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
Mr Jude Balma for GCPP, in a press statement in Cape Coast, said he was particularly pained about the unemployment rate among the youth who he described as the “fulcrum “for developing any serious country because they had the energy and zeal to push the future of the country.
He said “Unstable lighting system is killing investors’ confidence and the President must fix it, galamsey is killing our mining sector and government must fix it, the high unemployment rate is a national security threat and the government must act swiftly to fix this broken country.”
Mr King Hassan of the APC, sharing his sentiments, complained about increases in fuel prices and quizzed why a government that admitted difficulties in the financial sector, would want to tax its people unreservedly to their discomfort.
He questioned Government’s commitment to fighting the unregulated and illegal small-scale mining: “if operation galamstop, couldn’t stop the galamsey then the government cannot and will not fight galamsey”.
According to Mr. Mark Arkoh, the National Youth Organizer for the PNC, there is the need for the Government to as a matter of urgency admit the deficiencies in the power sector and tackle it head-on as it could have serious implications on the country’s economy.
“Government is slow to admit the wrongs affecting us as a people and particularly, the lack of willingness on its part to further invest in other renewable energy resources to lessen the plight of local industries,” Mr Osei Kofi of PPP, added.