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Politics of Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Source: GNA

NDC Youth Propose Empowerment Fund for the Ashanti Region

Kumasi, March 31, GNA - Mr Anthony Kwaku Boahen, the Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the party would set up an NDC Youth empowerment fund in the Ashanti Region. The fund, he said, would be used to establish vocational institutions to give skill training to the teeming unemployed youth and also help to set them up to do their own businesses.

He said the fund would be launched soon after the Easter festivities where party gurus would be invited to make donations.

Mr Boahen told the Ghana News Agency at the party regional office in Kumasi that substantial portion of the youth in the party were idle and this was a big disincentive.

Mr Boahen said the fund would combat streetism, armed robbery and congestion in the municipality. Part of the fund would also be used to offset the financial burden of the party's youth in the tertiary educational institutions who might be finding problems with paying their school fees.

"This would imbibe in the youth the sense of belonging to the party", he said. Mr Boahen said that under a special programme dubbed "catch them young" youth groups between 14 to 17 years would be targeted for sensitization to

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