Advocacy group, Educate Ghana Summit, has charged the youth to actively involve themselves in governmental projects and programs.
According to the Director of Policy and Analysis of Educate Ghana Summit, Philip Fleischer-Djoleto, it is imperative that the youth actively participate in governmental issues and politics in order to enhance nation building.
He further called on all Ghanaians and stakeholders to come together and aid in promoting accountability. This, he believes, would go a long way to keep government on it’s toes and ensure that they deliver on their promises.
He went on to accuse the some MCEs of being incompetent at delivering their work and that citizens must find the right ways to voice out and expose such persons.
He was emphatic that municipal chief executives (MCEs) must deliver within their range and not build false hopes for the people of the nation.
Mr. Fleischer-Djoleto said, ”the channels are there and it’s a matter of leadership, not that alone but the citizens, our education is so low, excuse my language.
The politicians are taking advantage of it. Ghanaians must come out especially the youth, I challenge you to come out, this is your country. We need your type of presidency.”
He urged the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) educate voters on why they vote and that, the minister of information must ensure that, all citizens in the country have a fair knowledge on how the national planning committee works.
Mr. Philip believes the solution to the country is not with the government, but the citizens of the nation.
“Voters must be educated, NCCE must begin to do their work to conscientize the people to understand why they vote. The solution is between you and I, its not the government.
Sometimes I say that, democracy is not working in Ghana because, people do not understand the work of the national planning committee.
We need to come to a point where every Ghanaian can say I understand the work of the national planning committee and that, the minister of information must communicate this.
Story by: Otchere Jonathan|universnewsroom.com