An aspiring National Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Prince Kamal Gumah, has promised to work towards the creation of welfare programmes for the party’s youth organisers and Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) executive members.
He intends to do this by committing efforts to establish national and regional youth secretariats across the country to ensure youth participation and inclusiveness.
“I will facilitate the construction of a permanent National Youth Secretariat, a model Regional Youth Secretariats across the 16 regions, and set up a national call centre at the National Secretariat of the youth wing for collating direct information and feedback,” he said.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Accra, Mr Gumah assured he would strengthen the party’s youth wing by appointing officers to be in charge of the National Secretariat and Regional Welfare Offices for effective operation.
He further assured that, if given the nod, he would institute measures to empower TESCON and other youth volunteer groups to make them more vibrant for recruitment, training and capacity building as well as volunteerism.
“I will advocate and lobby for the youth organiser representation on the decentralized system for the benefit of registered party youth. This will be done with the main focus of championing the party’s ‘breaking the eight’ agenda.
“I will ensure budgetary allocation for regional and constituency youth wing programmes and activities, profile all youth organisers and deputies as priority persons for opportunities as well as ensure that jobs go directly to the constituency youth organisers for the benefit of registered youth and youth groups at the grassroots’ level,” he added.
Mr Gumah added that the NPP requires a youth leader of his experience and calibre to lead it to victory in the 2024 election and beyond.
“I will institute a programme to ensure that jobs go directly to constituency youth organisers for the benefit of registered youth and youth groups in the grassroots’ level. I will also institute an Annual Youth Dialogue platform with youth organisers and deputies as part of measures to run a transparent and accountable administration,” he indicated.
The NPP national youth organiser hopeful pointed out that the NPP government had created over 2.2 million jobs for Ghanaians in the last six years in office, saying “NPP is the winning team and, undoubtedly, I am confident we would break the eight years’ governance cycle in the country”.
“My campaign message is centred on opportunities and resources, training and capacity building and welfare of youth with the agenda to ‘re-energise’ the party to break the eight-year jinx. I humbly entreat all delegates and party faithfuls to support my candidature,” he appealed.