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November 28, 2012 | Politics


Hamza Lansah Lolly, Tamale

The Deputy Minister of Energy and the NDC Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Hon Lawyer Inusah Fuseini dodges parliamentary debate with Iddrisu Musah Superior and Mahama Shaibu, NPP Parliamentary Candidate and an Independent Candidate for the Tamale Central Constitution respectively, on Monday.

Again, the deputy Energy Minister was supposed to be panel with Hamza Haruna of CPP and PNC Tamale Central Parliamentary candidates whom the constituents believe where on top of issues.

The debate organized by the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) dub IDEG-CFI Elections 2012 regional Platforms for Aspiring members of Parliament on the theme “Tackling youth unemployment in Ghana; which way forward”.

Though the, the Deputy Energy was formal invited to attend the debate, the hundreds of people who troop to the Tamale Regional Library conference room to watch the debate and make electoral choices were total disappointed when the incumbent Tamale Central MP was missing in the debate.

“It is very unfortunate that Lawyer Inusah Fuseini did not attend this debate, it's most unfortunate. I am sure he deliberately absents himself to avoid Musah Superior, the NPP candidate and Mahama Shaibu. I came to the debate undecided who to vote for but now I know who deserve to have my vote”. One of the audience opined

Some of the aspiring candidates express their disappointments on the refusal of the Mr. Inusah Fusieni to attend the debate, saying, for refusing to participate in a healthy debate shows that the incumbent MP (Inusah Fuseini) cannot continue to represent the people of Tamale Central Constituency in parliament.

Meanwhile, at the time of the debate, the Deputy Energy Minister, Hon Inusah Fuseini was in the Savelugu constituency sharing motor bikes and other gifts to voters, according our investigations.

The debate according to the organizers was to afford parliamentary aspirants in the Tamale Central Constituency to speak to larger constituent especially undecided voters and also to espouse their vision for the constituency.

Meanwhile, the NPP Tamale Central Candidate, Mr. Musah Iddrisu Superior aka Hello, whom many have mark A on the debate, reiterates his vision and mission to represent the people of the Tamale Central Constituency in parliament come 2013.

He said, the NPP as party have done a lot about youth unemployment in the country, adding that, the National Youth Employment Programme which the NPP established have created thousands of jobs for the Ghanaian youth through its modules.

The outspoken aspiring member of parliament for the Tamale Central, said, the NYEP is one the comprehensive job creating module the country has ever design to solved the youth unemployment problem.

He said, the NPP before 2008 has again design a youth policy document, a document that will provide permanent jobs for the teeming Ghanaian youth, adding that, the Ministry of Youth and Sports will be separated under Nana Addo government to give much impetus to the National Youth Policy document.

Mr. Musah Superior espousing the vision of the NPP Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo noted that, the free quality education, job creation and transforming the Ghanaian economy will be a reality “Insha Allah” come 2013 under Nana Akufo-Addo.

Mr. Mahama Shaibu, an Independent Candidate on tackling on the youth unemployment situation in the constituency said, he will engage the youth in a self employ activities to ensure that politicians don't take advantage of the unemployed youth.

The Veteran Journalist and formal Northern Correspondent of the Joy FM, blamed the NPP and NDC for the unemployment situation in the country.

The CPP Parliament Candidate, Hamza Haruna said, the CPP has good records of creating jobs and opportunities for all Ghanaians and a CPP government will grow and expand the Ghanaian economy. Mr. Hamza therefore accuses the NDC and NPP of doing nothing about the youth unemployment in the country and urged the electorates to vote massively for the CPP to bring development and create more jobs.

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