Accra, Nov.15, GNA – The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has meted out youth development strategies for the creation of forward-looking generational leaders in the country.
“We value the youth because they are the ones who will run this country when the current generation of leaders retire,” the CPP stated in its Election 2016 Manifesto made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
The publication of the manifesto is captured under the “GNA Tracks Election 2016 Project”, being funded by GOIL, the foremost indigenous oil marketing company and CIMG 2015 Petroleum Company of the year.
The project seeks to sensitize the electorate on the various issues raised by political parties, the elections management body and other governance institutions.
It aims at ensuring gender and social inclusion in national politics and to provide voice for the youth, vulnerable groups, opinion leaders and the broader spectrum of the society, and to contribute to the achievement of peaceful polls.
Another objective of the project is to create a platform to dissect the manifestoes of all political parties and provide in-depth analysis of each thematic area to the electorate to enable them to make an informed judgment.
The CPP said if voted into power, the Government under Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet would create job opportunities through the setting up of Youth Activities Centre’s (YACs).
The CPP explained that, the centers will contain facilities for sports, ICT centers, libraries, and counseling services designed to prevent the youth from falling victim to socially harmful activities, such as drug abuse, alcoholism, and pre-marital sex, all of which have been on the rise in recent times.
A CPP government will periodically launch “The State of the Youth Report,” to serve as a guide for implementation of youth development programmes.
The report will be produced every two years with active participation of the youth and other stakeholders.
“The youth development initiatives are embedded in our social policies, such as education, sports, and human resource development,” the CPP stated.