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General News Mon, 26 Apr 1999

Varsity students discuss graduate unemployment

Accra (Greater Accra), 26th April ?99 ?

 The University of Ghana branch of the Tertiary Education Network (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has organised a forum to discuss the problem of unemployment among university graduates and the youth generally.

The forum, attended by party and government officials, provided a platform for the collation of views and suggestions towards finding lasting solutions to the unemployment problem and strategies to strengthen the youth wing of the party.

Those present at the forum included Professor Patrick Addy, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports and President of TEIN, Mrs Rebecca Adotey, Deputy Minister of Communications and member of Parliament for Ayawaso West-Wuogon, Mr Yaw Akrasi Sarpong, National Youth Organiser, NDC, Commander P. M. G. Griffiths, Deputy Minister of Communications, and Mr Kofi Atoh, Member of Parliament for Ho Central.

Mr Atoh said the government is determined to find solutions to youth problems as evidenced in the launching of the Youth In Employment Project which is aimed finding a holistic approach to the issue.

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Professor Addy said a TEIN desk has been set up at the National Headquarters of the NDC to co-ordinate and handle activities and issues of the youth and TEIN members.

Mrs Adotey called on the youth to be self-reliant and initiate activities that would help reduce unemployment.

She advised supporters of the NDC, especially the youth wing, to guard against "the negative propaganda strategies of the opposition" and urged them to devise ways to sustain the interest of the youth in the party.

Mrs Adotey later donated 100,000 cedis to the Legon branch of the TEIN in support of its activities.

GRi./

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