The Coalition of National Youth Organisers has expressed disappointment in the youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for boycotting the 2022 International Youth Day celebrations.
In a press release by the NDC Youth Wing on August 11, it said it will not participate in the 2022 International Youth Day Celebrations being organized by the National Youth Authority.
The Youth Wing is of the view that there is absolutely nothing for the youth to celebrate in these times of excruciating hardship that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has brought upon the Ghanaian youth through their bad governance, economic mismanagement, and pervasive corruption.
“The hardship is so dire that the youth struggle to afford one decent meal a day. To add insult to injury, prices of goods and services keep on increasing on the market every second,” parts of a press statement signed by NDC Youth Organiser George Opare Addo said.
Reacting to the boycott, the Coalition of National Youth Organizers made up of the five National Youth Organizers from the CPP, PNC, GCPP, APC, and the PPP has blasted the NDC.
According to the coalition, all the lamentations by the NDC Youth Wing in their press release are rhetorics and nothing but playing politics as usual.
PNC, GCPP, APC and the PPP are very disappointed in the NDC National Youth wing, for refusing to be part of the International Youth Day celebration by the National Youth Authority,” part of the release from the coalition reads.
It adds, “Yes times are tough! Yes things are hard for the Ghanaian Youth! Yes government flagship programs have suffered setbacks!
“But are these reasons why the political parties’ Youth Organizers and their youth wings who are government in waiting and generational thinkers and future policy makers must start meeting to share ideas, compare notes, fine-tune National development proposals, and find solutions to the problems that confront us as Ghanaians?”
Below is a copy of the release from the Coalition of National Youth Organisers:
COALITION OF NATIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZERS DISAPPOINTED IN THE NDC YOUTH WING FOR PLAYING POLITICS WITH THE FUTURE OF THE GHANAIAN YOUTH