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16.10.2006 Politics

’Seek For Employment And Stop Begging’ - Minister

’Seek For Employment And Stop Begging’ - Minister
LISTEN OCT 16, 2006

The Deputy Minister for Trade, Industries and Presidential Initiatives (PSI), Mr. Asiedu Afram has advised the youth to take advantage of the micro credit facilities established by government to generate resources to enhance their living standards.

He said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would not distribute money to any group of people in the country and therefore urged the youth of the party to stop soliciting for funds from politicians and other ministers which cannot sustain them.

Mr. Asiedu was addressing this year's annual Mpraeso NPP Constituency delegates' conference at Mpraeso at the weekend.

He explained that the government has put in place adequate structures to offer employment to the large unemployed population in the country and therefore urged the youth to access them to be gainfully employed.

The Eastern Regional Second Vice Chairman of the NPP Alhaji Bondinga said that the large number of members of the party contesting the presidential race would solidly unite the party. He said in the NPP tradition, the party becomes more united after presidential primaries since all defeated members support the winning candidate to mobilize the people for the general election.

Alhaji Bondinga said polling station executives have a major role to play in any democratic elections and gave assurance for adequate logistics support such as bicycles, motor bikes and vehicles to the constituencies and wards for them to reach out to the people in the remote areas.

He said the NPP government has built a sustainable economic and other infrastructure for the past six years and would not sit down for any party to come and destroy it. Alhaji Bondinga therefore advised members of the party to intensify their campaign for the party to win the 2008 general elections.

The Kwahu South District Chief Executive, Nana Onwona Asante gave the assurance that he would ensure effective utilization of the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCA) to offer employment to the youth in the area.He advised all members and supporters of the party to bury their differences and unite to intensify their campaign to sustain the party in the district.

The Constituency Secretary, Mr. Michael Nii Martey, said the constituency executives have not been able to visit the wards for regular interaction due to lack of funds and logistics and appealed for help to enable them fulfill the obligation.