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Politics of Thursday, 28 December 2017


We won’t allow politicians to ‘use us’ anymore – Zongo Youth caution

The Zongo Youth Association of Ghana has sent a strong caution to politicians saying they are not going to allow themselves to be played around with or their intelligence toyed with.

President of the association, Alhaji Seidu said this in an interview with in Kumasi on Monday.

Politicians have over years managed to manipulate some members of the Zongo communities in Ghana especially the youth in perpetrating violence but some have attributed this to poverty while some say it spans from lack of Education.

But Alhaji Seidu in his interview disclosed that there are more graduates and learned youth in their communities in recent times than before, reason there are no more other avenues for politicians to manipulate the youth as was done in time past.

In responding to whether his people have started having some good feeling on the NPP government’s promise to redevelop Zongo communities in Ghana, Alhaji Seidu indicated that he has seen nothing yet; adding that, nothing shows the government is going to do all that it said during the 2016 campaign.

“For the past years, not only this government, but none of them has been able to deliver what they promised us. Everything points to the fact the Zongo communities have been neglected. All that our politicians do better is to use our youths to gain power. But I’m stressing on this today that, that is a thing of the past”. He lamented

He disclosed that the Zongo community has now has changed, “it’s not the same as yesterday”.

In his hope for the future of his people, Alhaj hinted that, more of the youths now are educated and there are better CVs in his communities hence nobody will continue to follow the politician.