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General News of Friday, 26 May 2017


NPP urges African countries to emulate Akufo-Addo

John Boadu, Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party John Boadu, Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged African countries to emulate the bold step taken by the Akufo-Addo-led administration to make youth development a key part of his government's agenda.

A statement signed by the party's acting General Secretary, John Boadu, said the President Nana Akufo-Addo has shown in words and deeds a commitment towards the well-being of the country's youth.

The statement is to commemorate the 54th Anniversary of the founding of the African Union which is under the theme: ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividends through investments in the Youth’.

According to the NPP, the theme provides a unique opportunity for Africans to reflect on matters of Youth Development and also celebrate milestones chalked in this enterprise.

It said the President the NPP was hopeful that other African countries will emulate the good examples of Ghana.

It added that no nation can make any meaningful progress without prioritizing matters of Youth Development.

“The party also wishes to, on this special occasion, pay glowing tribute to the founding fathers of the Union, including our own Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Haille Selassie, Malcom X, Muammar Gaddafi, among others.

Finally, the NPP extends its best wishes to all Africans as we commemorate this historic day and also calls on Ghanaians, in particular, to actively take part in activities earmarked by the Foreign Affairs Ministry to climax the day.