GUNSA issues communique on Ayensu Starch Factory

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By GNA

8/31/2003 -

Winneba, (C/R), Aug. 31, GNA - The Ghana United Nations Students and Youth Association (GUNSA), has lauded the Presidential Special Initiative, particularly on the Ayensu Industrial Starch factory at Awutu Bawjiase, and called fore the creation of more of such factories in the rural communities to provide jobs for the youth.

GUNSA expressed the optimism that the move is sustained and expeditiously extended other parts of the country will halt the migration of thousands of jobless youth into the already congested urban towns and cities.

This was contained in a communiqu=E9 issued at the end of the 39th Annual congress of the association at Winneba at the weekend. The Association also commended government for the strong political will with, which it is addressing the high incidence of the HIV/AIDS among the youth in the country, and advised all well-organised youth associations throughout the country to actively involve themselves in anti-AIDS educational campaign to minimise the rate of the spread of the disease.

GUNSA further called for the creation of separate ministry for the youth to deal effectively with issues affecting the younger generation who are the window of hope of the country.

On indiscipline, GUNSA suggested a sustained and more aggressive educational programme to sensitise the youth continuously on the dangers posed by all forms of acts of indiscipline in order to prepare them adequately for the task of nation building that awaits them. It condemned all sorts of violence against women and children and called for stiffer punishment for offenders.

On Judiciary, the Association called for the enforcement of the rule of law as well as free and fair and independent judiciary to ensure stable, peaceful and progressive society.

On gender matters, GUNSA called for the integration of gender issues in schools curriculum and asked for the initiation of programmes to sensitise the youth on gender issues.

The communiqu=E9 called on African leaders to be more assertive and strive to free themselves from foreign influences.

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