In a bid to secure leadership within the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alan Kyerematen, a former Minister of Trade and Industry, recently submitted his completed nomination forms to the party’s Director of Elections, marking a significant milestone in his political journey. With a deep sense of gratitude and a vision for a stable, prosperous Ghana, Kyerematen seeks to lead the NPP and drive positive change in the country.
Mr. Kyerematen’s expressed vision of transforming Ghana’s economy through industrialization resonates strongly with the aspirations of the nation’s youth. He envisions a future characterized by stability, growth, and prosperity, and believes that industrialization is the key to achieving these goals. By harnessing the potential of various sectors, he aims to create sustainable job opportunities and improve incomes, particularly for the young population.
Commitment to Job Creation:
Kyerematen’s tenure as the Minister for Trade and Industry showcased his unwavering commitment to job creation. His involvement in critical initiatives such as the Millennium Challenge Account, Private Sector Initiatives (PSIs), One District One Factory (1D1F), Automotive Industry, ENABLE Youth, and Master Card YouStart reflects his dedication to empowering the youth and promoting economic growth.
The Millennium Challenge Account was a transformative initiative aimed at reducing poverty through economic growth. By collaborating with stakeholders and implementing strategic programs, Kyerematen played a vital role in generating employment opportunities and enhancing the overall business environment.
The Private Sector Initiatives (PSIs) further demonstrated Kyerematen’s commitment to job creation by fostering an enabling environment for private sector growth. Through these initiatives, he aimed to attract local and foreign investment, boost entrepreneurship, and create sustainable employment opportunities for the youth.
The One District One Factory (1D1F) programme, a flagship initiative of the government, aimed at establishing at least one factory in each district to promote industrialization and create job opportunities. Kyerematen’s involvement in this initiative showcased his dedication to empowering local communities and enhancing economic prospects for the youth.
Kyerematen’s efforts in the Automotive Industry, ENABLE Youth, and Master Card YouStart programmes further exemplify his commitment to youth empowerment and job creation. By supporting the growth of the automotive sector, facilitating youth entrepreneurship, and promoting financial inclusion, he demonstrated a holistic approach to addressing the needs and aspirations of young Ghanaians.
Trustworthy and Inclusive Leadership
Alan Kyerematen’s proven expertise and success in implementing policies that generate employment for the youth make him a trustworthy leader. His track record in driving economic growth and his unwavering commitment to youth empowerment have earned him the trust and support of many.
The Youth Caucus for Alan (YCA) wholeheartedly stands behind Kyerematen, recognizing him as the flagbearer hopeful who will effectively address the concerns and aspirations of young people.
One of Kyerematen’s distinguishing qualities is his inclusive approach to leadership. He not only thinks about the youth but actively involves them in shaping the future of Ghana. By valuing the voices and perspectives of young people, he ensures that their concerns and aspirations are heard and addressed effectively. This approach fosters a sense of ownership and participation among the youth, empowering them to contribute meaningfully to the nation’s development.
Alan Kyerematen’s commitment to youth empowerment and job creation positions him as a visionary leader with a transformative agenda for Ghana. His track record as the Minister for Trade and Industry, along with his involvement in critical initiatives, demonstrates his dedication to creating sustainable opportunities for the youth and driving economic growth through industrialization.
With his inclusive leadership approach and genuine consideration for youth-related matters, Kyerematen offers a promising path for the prosperity and inclusive development of Ghana. As the NPP’s presidential primaries approach, it is crucial for youthful delegates to support and campaign for his election, as together, they can shape a prosperous and inclusive Ghana that provides ample opportunities for the youth to thrive.
The writer is the National Coordinator for Youth Caucus for Alan (YCA)