NAFCO Boss: Let’s Re-position Our youth for Victory 2020

October 14, 2019//-The Chief Executive Officer of National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO), Hanan Abdul-Wahab has advocated what he calls ‘renewed faith’ by the party leadership and structures in a bid to rejuvenate and re-position the party’s youth towards sustenance of power in next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.

He said a critical assessment of the role played by the party’s Youth Wing in the 2016 general elections shows that the youth in the party nationwide will be propelled into more action in 2020 should more attention be paid to their needs.

Addressing a Regional Youth Conference in Wa in the Upper West Region over the week, Mr. Abdul-Wahab paid glowing tribute to NPP Youth Wing for their selfless works especially at the grassroots which culminated in the emphatic victory in 2016.

Speaking on the theme “The role of the youth in grassroots mobilization for victory 2020”, Mr. Abdul-Wahab said because of the youthful and energetic status as well as their ability to penetrate the grassroots, it was important particular attention is paid towards the youth in the party.

“The job of campaigning and convincing people to hold on to this party is better done at the grassroots. And who best succeeds   at the grassroots than the youth? It is therefore obvious that to attain our next victory next year December, the youth, and here I mean, the NPP Youth in the Youth Wing will remain pivotal and reasons are not farfetched”, he said.

Mr. Hanan Abdul-Wahab lauded the support for the youth offered by the Nana Addo led government so far since the party came into power almost three years ago, citing the Presidential Business Support Programme” which offer support to businesses and ideas of young people by offering them training, business advisory services, incubation support, technical and financial support for Start-ups, Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the country.

He also mentioned the coming into being of an Exit Plan under Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the launch of Job Centers and Work Abroad initiatives.

“ Aside the above, you would have noticed that because the youth is dear to his heart, President Nana Addo offered opportunities to many young people through appointments to serve in diverse endeavors and I stand here as a testimony”, he added.

The NAFCO CEO suggested provision of resources to address the logical needs of the youth in the party.

To him, “the party as a matter of urgency must begin to reassemble its youth across the country and equip them with the requisite knowledge and information.

That way they become well-armed to explain and defend government and party policies and programmes, adding that “there is an urgent need to adequately resource our youth in the party” with the provision of basic communications tools such as computers, mobile phones and cameras, as well as a means enhance their work at the grassroots and empower them to give off their very best.

The one-day conference was also addressed by other party officials including National Youth Organizer, Henry Nana Boakye.

The conference was preceded by a Health Walk in the principal streets of Wa.

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