NPP to support youth in U/E Region

Mr Gabriel Asaana- Abugiri, Upper East Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Thursday said the party was putting in place strategic plans to support the youth to acquire skills that would enable them to start their own businesses.

He said since the youth were the future leaders of the nation, there was the need for stakeholders including the NPP to show concern in them because they were the driving force for national development.

He noted that exposure to various vocational skills and training would unlock the future potentials of the youth which would allow them to actively participate in decision making that would help government to achieve its aims.

Mr Asaana-Abugiri said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Bawku to affirm the NPP’s commitment to developing the youth.

He urged the youth to desist from politics of insults, and concentrate on serving their country because such political games could jeopardize the interest of the state.

He said politics was to unite the people and bring about development but it had rather taken a different trend that could not bring peace but conflict.

He described today’s politics as politics of mischief, insults, anger and money grabbing, which he said must change since it was not worth emulating by the younger generation.

Mr Asaana-Abugiri called on the youth in the Bawku area to see themselves as one people and give peace a chance since it was the surest way of bringing development to the area.

Source: GNA


We will support Prez Mahama – Ayariga

2012 Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Hassan Abdulai Ayariga says Ghanaians made a right choice in voting for President John Dramani Mahama in the December 7/8 Elections.

“Even though we contested him, I think Ghanaians have made a right choice,” Hassan Ayariga said on Thursday, February 7, 2013 when he, together with 2012 Independent Presidential Candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah, paid a courtesy call on President Mahama on his first day at work at the Flag Staff House-Kanda.

“We have a president who is modest, a president who believes in the rule of law, a president who believes in all-inclusive government and a president who thinks Ghana is for all of us,” Hassan Ayariga said.

According to the PNC Leader, he as well as Mr Yeboah, will continue to support President Mahama in his quest to develop the country.

“We have lost but we will support him,” Mr Ayariga stressed.

On his part, Mr Yeboah, whose tagline during the elections was JOY 2012, stated that they decided to call on the president because of his embracement of all-inclusive governance

“You have the view of national unity. Therefore, your call for all-inclusive governance has given us that energy to be here because we are quite hopeful that the old political polarization that has served as an inertia towards national development must give way to a visionary momentum that will ensure our socio-economic development,” he pointed out.

President Mahama admonished all to put the elections behind them so “we can come together as one country as Team Ghana and work towards building our nation.”

He said his undertaking to Ghanaians to run an open government is what has informed his call for an all-inclusive governance.

He added that he will make the best use of all the human resources of this country no matter political, ethnic or religious affiliation.