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NDC youth wing Not to participate in the 2022 lnternational Youth Day by NYA due to Untold Hardship in the Country

The youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated that,their outfit will boycott the 2022 International Youth Day Celebrations being organized by the National Youth Authority (NYA).

They argued that, there is nothing worth celebrating by the youth in these harsh economic hardships that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has put the country through due to poor governance.

“through their bad governance, economic mismanagement, and pervasive corruption.”

A statement released by the National Youth Organizer, George Opare Addo revealed that the untold hardship in the country is excruciating that the youth struggle to afford one square meal a day.  To its best of painful experience, prices of goods and services keep on increasing on the market every minute.

“Contrary to the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government’s fanciful promises to create descent jobs for the youth, they have rather increased the unemployment situation through the collapse of businesses such as banks and other financial institutions resulting in the laying-off of many of our youth.

“Many graduates, newly trained nurses, teachers, and other professionals remain home unemployed and wonder where their next meal will come from. Those in the informal sector already struggling to put body and soul together have been saddled with unbearable taxes to further worsen their precarious living standards. 

“We are not oblivious of the fact that young people of our Country today must show proof of their NPP membership or affiliation before they can get any opportunity under this government. For those who do not have any connections
ns in the NPP, they are callously confronted with monetary demands not less than GHS 30,000 cedis to be recruited into various security agencies or other job opportunities,” the statement said.

It added “The NPP government has thrown meritocracy to the dogs! No wonder there are concerns about standards of professionalism in some of our security agencies today.

“The economic mismanagement by the government has resulted in extremely bad times for young entrepreneurs who struggle to make ends meet due to increase in taxes, and nuisance taxes such as the e-levy which has led to the deliberate collapse of the mobile money businesses affecting the livelihoods of over 300,000 youth. Most young people who were into online business have had to fold up due to the introduction of the roundly condemned e-levy.

“As the NDC rightly predicted, the NaBCO model for job creation is unsustainable. After putting NaBCO beneficiaries through months of hardship by government’s refusal to pay them their meagre allowances, government has finally collapsed the programme and the beneficiaries are now hopeless! Ominously, the Akufo Addo/Bawumia government has wickedly failed to pay beneficiaries their monthly stipends for the past nine months.

“Another disturbing anti-youth project this government is vigorously pursuing, is its inability to pay allowances of national service personnel for many months now. The case of teacher and nursing trainee allowances is not different. After bragging of supposedly restoring trainee allowance to enhance its electoral fortunes, government has so far not been able to honor its promise.  While government cannot find money to pay these allowances to give respite to young people, President Akufo-Addo finds money to rent luxurious jets at cut-throat prices at the detriment of suffering taxpayers so he can enjoy bathing in the sky.

“Again, even though the Free SHS programme has been lauded by many Ghanaians as a good programme, its poor implementation has brought untold hardships to parents and students. Today, boarding students are dying of hunger in schools. They largely rely on the benevolence of their old school associations, churches, and philanthropists to survive.

By Lawrence Odoom/statenewsghana.com

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