We found the hoodwinked, unacceptable and irresponsible call made by Sammy Awuku for a chaotic youthful revolution a flaw on the Peace and Security in the country. At a time the nation is heading towards the polls, Ghanaians don’t expect such a violent message from a whole National Youth leader of the largest opposition party.
We, the leadership of the Tertiary Educational Institutions Network (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress, NDC in the Upper East Region without any reservation, call on all and sundry to support us condemn such uncalled-for utterance which shouldn’t have come from a National Youth leader.
Honestly, we doubt the mental stability of Sammy Awuku, so we are also calling on NPP apparatchiks to send him to Pantang Psychiatric Hospital for a simple litmus test on his mental position, better still, Sammy Awuku can meet us at Pantang junction for a quick help. It is very sad to hear such pandemonium pronouncement from a youth leader and that “we will not sit down for our future to be toyed with.
The cost of a new credible voters register is cheaper than the cost of violence. Guess it’s time for the youth to arise! We cannot afford to fail the masses in 2016. Youth Revolution imminent.” Do we need that in this era of democracy? Simply, no youth revolution is imminent.
Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana, once said “revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought”. Our first President’s definition of “men of thought” in his renowned quote is totally different from NPP cronies such as Sammy Awuku. Men who think and act like men of thought will not declare violence instead of debating their argument through the constitutionally mandated forum. Sammy Awuku can’t simply embark on a revolution meant for men of thought. At least Ghana is noted for Peace and Security; we will not sit in Ghana to allow any irresponsible party leader to torment and disarray the future of the youth in the country.
Seriously, we will like to appeal to the NPP leadership to keep the violence that has engulfed their party. Ghanaians don’t want acid bathes. Ghanaians don’t want wielding of cutlasses at the Flagstaff House. Ghanaians don’t want a flagbearer who will open a secret bank account with his few party leaders for personal gains.
Ghanaians don’t want an illegal committee to take decision for the entire nation. Ghanaians don’t need a party that will turn the Flagstaff House into “a Cambodian killing field”. Ghanaians don’t need barons of drug dealers. Ghanaians don’t need a divided team to govern them. Ghanaians don’t need a party that is noted for corruption even in opposition.
What Ghanaians are looking for are lives changing and transformation agenda, peace, unity, security, robust economic indicators coupled with jobs for the youth, well and sound social interventions and huge infrastructural developments. NPP is well known for anti-development which is always against peace, unity and security in Ghana. It will be recalled that chairman Wuntumi declared “Arab Spring” and Ghanaians wisely rejected it.
Again, prior to 2012 election, Kennedy Agyapong declared that Ewes and Gas should be killed but Ghanaians thought over it before him. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the ring leader of violence who double as the two times shamefully defeated presidential aspirant who wants to be President at all cost declared the controversial “all die be die” mantra which was also rejected by the good people of this country. Fellow Ghanaians, we must wake up again and help the Bole man, H E John Dramani Mahama to rescue Ghana from the hands of Sammy Awuku, Akufo Addo and their chaotic party.
Most importantly, the needed revolutions for this nation were done perfectly by the likes of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and Flt Lt JJ Rawlings which moved Ghana to the road of development in education, health, road, water, social and political, economic jurisdictions. Why should we accept a visionless revolution which aims at serving a parochial interest? The argument is very simple, “we can’t make Akufo Addo president of Ghana simply because his father was a president”. It is not a royal stool to be inherited by descendant in a family.
It is not also appropriate to vote for someone who was sacked from Oxford University, the number one university in the world for reasons known to the entire world. We can’t make a revolution for someone who kept national properties in his possession even after resigning from post. We can’t make revolution for a person who connived with his party and sold our only GNPC drill ship. We can’t die for someone who can’t unite his own people.
Remarkably, H E John Dramani Mahama has already revolutionized the youth sector through innovational programs such as the establishment of the Youth Enterprise Support Fund with a token of GHC 10 million and over 1000’s of youth gets employment in the numerous infrastructural development projects such as Komenda Sugar Factory, Elmina Fish Processing Factory, Atuabo Ghana Gas, Cape Coast Sport Stadium, Kotokuraba Market, Tourists Attracting Nkrumah Interchange, Kasoa Interchange, Eastern Corridor Roads, Labadi Villas, OAS and Lavarakpo Housing Projects, Takoradi Port Expansion and Tema Port MPS Crane, Tamale Teaching and Legon Teaching Hospitals, Awoshie Pokuase Road, Spintex Bypass, Achimota-Ofankor Road, Tetteh Quarshie-Madina Road, Madina-Pantang Road, Anyinam-Konogo Road, Nsawam-Apedwa Road, Koforidua-Bunso Road, Hohoe Town Road, Kete Krachi-Buya Road, Ho-Fume Road, Kpando-Worawora Dambai Road, Agbozome-Aflao Road, Akatsi-Afloa Road, Golokwati-Wli-Hohoe Road, Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri Road, Yamoransa Road, Elubo Road, Burma Road, Giffard Road, Buipe-Tamale Road, Navrongo-Tumu Road, Bolga-Bongo Road, Winkogo-Tono Road, to mention but a few.
In addition, the Youth employment Agency just got its Board of Directors which will soon recruit and employ over 100,000 youth across the country. LEAP beneficiaries have seen an increase in their entitlements. Government has distributed over 350,000 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and stoves free of charge in Rural Districts. Students have received free school uniforms, books and sandals. 123 new Day SHS are in their various degrees of completion, meanwhile, some have been completed and commissioned.
The constitutionally mandated Free SHS has just started. Government has secured land at Somanya in the Eastern Region to establish the University for Environment and Sustainable Development. Massive infrastructure on the various campus of the University for Development Studies as part of plans to make each campus autonomous. MASLOC in recent times disbursed over GHC 65 million as loans to beneficiaries and more than 1000s of tricycles, taxi cabs and tractors were sold to youth across the country at affordable prices.
We in the NDC believe that government is about affecting lives and not licking the national purse. If with these numerous achievements in three years and Sammy Awuku still calls for youth revolution, then we expect him to meet us at Pantang Psychiatric Hospital for a holistic examination of his mental stability. We, therefore, call on Ghanaians to pay deaf ear to the unwarranted violence call made by the NPP National Youth Organizer in the true spirit of ensuring Peace, Unity and Security in the country.
God richly bless Mother Ghana.
Mordey David Yaotse Morgah, UDS Navrongo TEIN President. (0241841599/0206260504)
Musah Haruna Asaana, Bawku NTC TEIN President.
Agana Abiiro Paul, St Bosco's College, Navrongo TEIN President.
Akurago Alexander, TEIN President, Gbewa College. (0246245607)
Alale Osman Apam, Zuarungu NTC TEIN President. (0549297649 /05071 19987)
Anyagri Abugri Jonas, Bolga Poly TEIN President. (0549632531)
Mahamadu Musah, Bolga NTC TEIN President. (0208369166)