An aspiring parliamentary candidate of the Actions People’s Party (APP) in the Tano South constituency, Seth Adu-Mensah, has promised to work vigorously to empower the youth when given the nod in the 2024 general election.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Statesman, Mr Adu-Mensah said he will provide the youth with the needed skills for entrepreneurship and assist them to engage in mechanised agriculture, and digital projects.
The Parliamentary aspirant added that he intends to improve the tourism and creativity sector in order to create more employment opportunities and rake in more foreign exchange for the country.
He stressed the need to train, educate and inculcate the principles and tenets of parliamentary democracy in the youth. That, he said, would encourage the youth to take up leadership roles when the current crop of politicians retire from active politics.
He indicated that Ghana had a young age structure with about 57 per cent of the population below the age of 25. He, therefore, said it was imperative to guide the youth, who are regarded as the working force and the future of the country, to develop or show keen interest in governance issues.
Mr Adu-Mensah, who is affectionately called ‘Blaze’, also pledged to support all youth groups to be well-organised and bring them under a common umbrella with common objectives and guidelines to streamline their activities.
According to him, it was critical that there was consensus-building among the various youth representatives in the constituency and all key stakeholders.
“I will work hard to bring into fruition our key objective of harmonising the activities of several youth groups in Tano South, to better develop the creative potential of the youth and also develop a dynamic and disciplined youth that are imbued with the spirit of nationalism, patriotism and a sense of civil and social responsibility,” he stated.