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Politics of Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Source: GNA

CPP youth organiser ask stakeholders to maintain law and order

Accra, June 7, GNA - Religious organisations, civil society groups, corporate institutions and international bodies have been called upon to collaborate with the government to maintain law and order in the country. Mr Francis Opai Tetteh, Deputy National Youth Organiser of the Convention People's Party (CPP) who made the call on Monday said the CPP youth were worried about the lessons being passed on to the youth in the country.

He said impounded cocaine have disappeared mysteriously from lawful Police custody, pastors were continuously making headlines for rape, defilement, and stealing, fathers were hacking mothers to painful deaths at the slightest provocation, trusted teachers were luring innocent students into unacceptable homosexual affairs and chiefs were selling stool lands with impunity.

"We want to see our elders using their talents, expertise and experience to revive the collapsing premier league, arrest the escalating youth unemployment, reduce the housing deficit, make food available at reasonable prices and make education highly affordable," he stated. Mr Tetteh said highly respected elders in the society must set good examples and standards for the youth to follow.

He said in the well preserved and unadulterated cultures of the country, the youth are taught not to mock persons with disabilities. He said it was however sad that Mr Michael Teye Nyaunu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower Manya had consistently used the perceived ill-health of President John Atta Evans Mills to score cheap political points and to cause untold embarrassments to the Head of State.

Mr Tetteh said the senior citizens of every society had the divine mandate or assignment to pass on tried and tested values to the youth by leading lives worthy of emulation.