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27.05.2009 General News

Youth asked to desist from fraudulent activities

By GNA
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Kasoa (C/R) May 27, GNA — The Effutu Municipal and Awutu-Senya District Coordinator of the National Youth Council, Mr Emmanuel S. Martey, has advised the youth to desist from fraudulent (Sakawa) activities, which is on the ascendancy in some parts of the country.

According to Mr Martey, the practice sends bad signals about the country to the outside world and also encourages the youth to be lazy to the disadvantage of the socio-economic development of the country.

Mr Martey gave the advice when he addressed Muslim youth groups at Kasoa.

He expressed concern that some of the youth, instead of using their youthful exuberance on productive ventures for their own benefit and the nation rather wasted such energies on negative activities.

He urged the youth not to be involved in conflicts or allow themselves to be used by some people to cause troubles in their localities.

The Youth Coordinator suggested to the youth groups to undertake sanitation related activities in their localities to prevent the outbreak of epidemics.

He also asked them to join in the crusade to sensitize people on the effects of HIV/AIDS on the society.

The coordinator said that the National Youth Council is determined to see the youth engaged in agriculture, adding that, “We need to take advantage of the Youth in Agriculture Programme to reduce the rate of youth unemployment.

He appealed to parents to invest more in the education and skill training of their children to reduce their vulnerability to crime.

GNA

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