Government to empower youth – Kofi Buah

Nkroful (W/R), Mar. 8, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, the Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, has said government would continue to initiate realistic social interventions that would empower the youth to assume their critical roles as future leaders of the nation.

He said it is against this backdrop that government has invested in the youth in various aspects of their life since 2009.

Mr Kofi Buah said this when he delivered President John Dramani Mahama’s address at Nkroful, the birthplace of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, during the 59th Independence Day Anniversary celebration.

This year’s celebration was on the theme, ‘Investing in the youth for Ghana’s transformation.’

Earlier, the MP, who was flanked by the DCE, the Divisional Police Commander and security officers, inspected a contingent of schools cadet corps in the District led by parade commander, Master Augustine Minlah.

Twenty schools from the basic, secondary and technical levels participated in the parade with the Aiyinasi Anglican Primary emerging the overall best in the primary division, followed by the Nyaneba JHS in the Junior High category and the Kikam Technical Institute (KIMTECH) in the Senior High School level.

Mr Kofi Buah, who is also the Minister of Petroleum, said the district assembly and his office are working together to organise two mock examinations for BECE candidates yearly to improve on their results.

Due to this intervention, he said, the District scored 73 per cent in 2013 BECE examination, which rose to 74 per cent in 2014, and dramatically increased to 92 per cent in 2015, placing the District third in the Western Region.

Four candidates who excelled in last year’s BECE received cash awards for making the District proud.

Mr Kofi Buah said the District and his outfit has also resourced teachers, donated free exercise books to pupils, and sponsored needy ones to pursue further education all in an effort to improve education in the district.

The MP said government and development partners were ready to fashion out a youth policy to get them employed especially in the oil and gas industry.

On the Esiama-Nkroful-Teleku Bokazo six kilometre route, he said work had begun in earnest and would soon be completed and added that Ghana COCOBOD had also started work on the route from the northern part of the District through to Prestea.

Mr Kofi Buah also advised Ghanaians to eschew divisive tendencies as the nation prepared to go to the polls in November, to enable the country come out of the polls as one people from diverse backgrounds, but with a common destiny.

GNA


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