The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has stated that, for the country to thrive, one of the things it must consider is to create a fund to take care of the youth.
He said this at Ohum/Odwira Festival at Mampong Kontonkyi in the Eastern Region of Ghana with the theme; The Youth and National Development; Roles and Responsibilities of Traditional Leaders on 13th October, 2018.
The special guest of honour at the festival, Hon. Alban Bagbin, assured the people of Mampong Kontonkyi that if he is given the opportunity as the flagbearer and subsequently becomes the President of Ghana, he knows what to do to mobilize people to raise the necessary funds to take care of the youth.
"The youth of every society is the treasure of the society and so this fund will definitely be so decentralized that all districts would have a share," he added.
He again emphasized that traditional leaders will be involved in the administration, management and utilization of the fund.
Meanwhile, Hon. Bagbin believes that in the decentralization policies the country is implementing, traditional, religious leaders etc need to be properly positioned in the development of the local areas.
The flagbearer aspirant believes that central governance is being imposed on local governance of which he believes is not local government.
He is optimistic that if all of these things and others are rightly done or implemented, then the country can boast of impacting the lives of the youth in the country by providing them with the right environment to grow and develop.
In attendance of the festival were Mamponghene; Osaberima Nana Kwame Otu Darte iii, Akyepere Kotokuhene; Nana Ntiamoah Gyan ii, the Committee Chairman, Nana Addo Asiedu Darte, Nana Berbi Brafo and a host of other chiefs, priests and priestesses.
Some NPP government officials like the National Organiser; Sammy Awuku, M.C.E; Dennis Miracles Aboagye among others were also in attendance.
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