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Angry NDC youth attack Ashanti Regional Executive

A group of supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) angered by the nomination of Mr Kojo Bonsu, as Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, on Tuesday locked up the party’s office in Ashanti Region.

Carrying offensive weapons, they ordered the Regional Officers, who were meeting to come out, amidst accusations of having been bribed with an amount of GH¢200,000 by the nominee.

The mob struck at about 1015 hours.

It took the personal intervention of the Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, to calm down the irate group, calling itself TFMRA (Task Force and Motor Riders Association).

Mr B. Taylor, who styled himself as the TFMRA Commander, told the Ghana News Agency that they had been irked by reports that the Regional Executive had been influenced with money to do the bidding of Mr Bonsu.

He said there was something unacceptable and were not ready to countenance.

Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh, Regional Chairman of NDC, denied the bribery allegation, explaining that the executive members were busily meeting when the group armed with weapons and padlocks burst on the scene and ordered them out.

They had no option but to oblige and they went ahead to lock up the place.

Mr Obimpeh said they informed the Regional Minister about the unfortunate development and he intervened to restore calm.

Source: GNA

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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

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New Deputy Minority Leader dedicates appointment to the youth

Member of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla Dominic Nitiwul has welcomed the decision of the parliamentary caucus of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to name him Deputy Minority Leader in the Sixth Parliament.

He said his appointment is a clear message that the NPP believes in the youth of the country.

Speaking with TV3’s Kenneth Osei Ampofo on News @ 10 on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Mr Nitiwul said his new position is “a privilege, first of all, to the people of the North, the young people of this country and to myself as a person.”

He explained that inasmuch as he is elated at his new role in Parliament, he believes it is a huge responsibility.

“I believe it is a very huge responsibility that the Party has placed on my shoulders and I will do everything possible to ensure that I do not disappoint those who took that decision,” he told Kenneth Osei Ampofo.

“It’s a great decision by the Party and I think that decision will pay off when the time is due.”

He promised that he will seek to achieve what the NPP will want from him though being in “a place like Parliament…you have the opportunity to learn over and over again and then serve in responsible position.”

Mr Nitiwul also pointed out that his appointment should tell the people from the North that “the the party, as a whole, has them at heart.”

Dominic Nitiwul replaces Ambrose Dery, who lost the Lawra-Nandom parliamentary seat to Attorney-General and former Deputy Minister of Health Benjamin Kumbour in last year’s elections.

MP for Suame Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu will continue to be the Minority Leader while Dan Botwe, MP for Okere will be the Minority Chief Whip, reports suggest.

Joe Ghartey, MP for Esikado, will be put forward by the Minority on the Floor of Parliament for endorsement as Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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New Deputy Minority Leader dedicates appointment to the youth

Member of Parliament (MP) for Bimbilla Dominic Nitiwul has welcomed the decision of the parliamentary caucus of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to name him Deputy Minority Leader in the Sixth Parliament.

He said his appointment is a clear message that the NPP believes in the youth of the country.

Speaking with TV3’s Kenneth Osei Ampofo on News @ 10 on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, Mr Nitiwul said his new position is “a privilege, first of all, to the people of the North, the young people of this country and to myself as a person.”

He explained that inasmuch as he is elated at his new role in Parliament, he believes it is a huge responsibility.

“I believe it is a very huge responsibility that the Party has placed on my shoulders and I will do everything possible to ensure that I do not disappoint those who took that decision,” he told Kenneth Osei Ampofo.

“It’s a great decision by the Party and I think that decision will pay off when the time is due.”

He promised that he will seek to achieve what the NPP will want from him though being in “a place like Parliament…you have the opportunity to learn over and over again and then serve in responsible position.”

Mr Nitiwul also pointed out that his appointment should tell the people from the North that “the the party, as a whole, has them at heart.”

Dominic Nitiwul replaces Ambrose Dery, who lost the Lawra-Nandom parliamentary seat to Attorney-General and former Deputy Minister of Health Benjamin Kumbour in last year’s elections.

MP for Suame Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu will continue to be the Minority Leader while Dan Botwe, MP for Okere will be the Minority Chief Whip, reports suggest.

Joe Ghartey, MP for Esikado, will be put forward by the Minority on the Floor of Parliament for endorsement as Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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CPP exhorts youth to embrace “virtues”

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has advised the youth of Ghana to embrace virtues that can help in the development of the country “and make it a prosperous and happy place to live.”

According to the Party, it still aspires to seeing a better healthcare system, a better access to quality education and easier and equal access to opportunities in Ghana.

In a statement signed by Chairperson of the Party Samia Yaba Nkrumah to wish Ghanaians well in the New Year, the CPP reminded the youth, in particular, to support it in fighting against a system in the world that sees 10% of the population live in luxury on the labours of the other 90%.

They affirmed their role to defend the defenceless.

“In or out of parliament we will continue to be the voice of the voiceless, champion the cause of the weakest and disadvantaged in our society. We will continue to be the Social Conscience of the nation.”

The CPP did not hide its frustrations with the 2012 Elections, which saw their candidate, Dr Abu Sakara, poll 0.18% of the total valid votes cast.

“Though we have had the all-important sixth election of our Fourth Republic, some challenges remain for our democracy,” the statement pointed out.

“By all standards, however, we have every reason to be thankful for good fortune in many homes, in many respects and for the continuing peace of our nation,” it added.

“We must use lessons learnt from Election 2012 to ensure that our country is taken on a path of self-reliance, self-sufficiency and away from dependency.”

They called on the youth to cultivate virtues that will help them play key roles in the building of Ghana.

“The youth [must] be strong, of good character, of great moral courage, humble, hardworking, polite, responsible, reliable and scrupulously honest, for these are the virtues on which we can build Ghana.”

They said the next four years should be used to “hold government truly accountable, as a new opportunity to restore hope and optimism.”

“This is the time for everyone who loves this country to reject apathy, indecision and mismanagement and help shape in our country, an age of delivery, delivery on the basics of life.”


Source: 3news.com|Ghana