A Pressure group calling itself, Coalition of Progressive Youth Ghana is calling on the youth of Ghana not to allow themselves to be taken for granted by politicians. The year 2020 is an election year and already political parties in Ghana are gearing and preparing for the elections through the selection of branch executives, constituency executives, regional executives, national executives and flagbearers to lead the parties in the general election.
Ahead of the 2020 election politicians will be campaigning to solicit the votes of voters and help them win their seats back or win it for the first time. The politicians will come with political message with sugar coated words to sometimes confuse the masses especially the youth who are sometime vulnerable because they will not be allowed to ask question based on the campaign promise.
The coalition will there wish to advise and admonish the youth to scrutinize, assess and evaluate the various political parties and the candidates vividly before voting for them.
This is contained in a press release issued and signed by the convener of the coalition, Papa Kwabena Boadu adding that the youth should ask the candidates question about their immediate problems and challenges and how the candidates intend to address their 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 is 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 has 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 is 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