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28.06.2004 NPP News

Aspiring NPP candidate asks youth to be productive

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Tema, June 28, GNA - An aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Tema East Constituency on Saturday called on the youth to engage themselves in productive ventures that would help to improve the economy.

Mr Ramseyer Agyeman-Prempeh, the Aspirant, said the standard of living of Ghanaians could only be improved if "we train in employable skills that can enable us to be productive".

He was speaking at a forum organised for the NPP youth in the Tema East Constituency.

Mr Agyeman-Prempeh, who is the Proprietor of Tema High School at Lebanon in Ashaiman, said the country had reached a stage where the youth should train in skills to be self-employed, instead of depending on the Government for non-existing jobs.

He noted that the youth as future leaders should not indulge in the use of narcotic drugs, adding that they were injurious to their health and could destroy their future.

Mr Eric Tedeku, a Building Contractor, said under the Golden Age of Business, the private sector had a lot to offer to create jobs for the youth. "That is why we should not only look to the Government to create jobs; we can also create wealth for ourselves and others."

Mr Kwaku Agyaye, a Teacher, who spoke on: "The Spread of HIV/AIDS and its Effects on the Youth", advised the youth to abstain from casual sex, adding that while they could use condoms, it was better and more appropriate to practice abstinence.