- John Ampontuah Kumah, MP for Ejisu Constituency has advised that the youth in Ghana should be prioritized for opportunities
- The former NEIP boss launched the strong advocacy on the floor of parliament on February 2, 2021
- Young people in the country need to be at the core of the country’s political, social and economic development agenda, according to him
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John Ampontuah Kumah, the Member of Parliament for the Ejisu Constituency, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, has advocated that more opportunities should be given to the youth of the country.
Speaking on the floor of parliament on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the MP and former head of NEIP said this is necessary to better prepare young ones to solve the problems of the future.
According to him, young people in the country need to be at the core of the country’s political, social and economic development agenda such that more opportunities should be made available for them to harness their potential.
The MP further argued that the country's current economic hardship as a result of the novel coronavirus presents a golden opportunity to reset the button and include the youth in national development.
He backed his advocacy with the statistic that 57% of the country’s population fall within the youth bracket, which meant that allowing them the chance to showcase their creativity will greatly benefit the country.
However, he called on the youth to also take advantage of these opportunities and leverage on the opportunities available to them.
In a separate report, a 77-year-old tailor who works at the Madina market in Accra has narrated his wonderful life story in an interview with SV TV Africa that was monitored by YEN.com.gh.
The man named Kwesi Poku who was born in 1944, just as Ghana's current president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, revealed he has been sewing clothes for 59 years.
With this craft, he was able to build a four-bedroom house back in his hometown of Kumasi and has taken care of all his 12 children he had with two different women.
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