Akatsi South Youth Parliament inaugurated- Speaker calls for peace
Akatsi (V/R), Dec. 05, GNA-A Youth Parliament has been duly inaugurated at the main Municipal Assembly hall in the Akatsi South Municipality of the Volta region to serve as a common voice in dealing with developmental issues affecting the people of Avenor.
It would also enhance good governance and accountability among stakeholders in building a strong and sustainable relationship between youth groups and existing governance structures in the decision-making process.
The Youth Parliament is also expected to focus on social and economic issues that affect youth growth such as, the falling standards in education, drug addiction, political violence, and teenage pregnancy.
Mr Jerry Etse Agbo, the Akatsi South Director of National Youth Authority, said the youth handles majority in Ghana’s population, thus, the necessity for them to get involved in the development and affairs of their communities.
Mr Agbo said the Youth Parliament would bring motivation to the youth to contribute their quota to the development of the Municipality by developing interest in issues affecting them.
The Youth Parliament was divided into majority and minority caucuses with three directorates-Speakers, Leaderships, and Clerks.
Mr Daniel Amuzu Kale, the elected speaker of the youth Parliament, assured the entire youth umbrella within the Municipality of always fighting for a good course.
Mr Amuzu further called for violence free atmosphere ahead of the December 7 elections.
Larry Sabato once said, « Every election is determined by the people who show up, » so we are calling on all registered and eligible voters to come out in their numbers and exercise their franchise devoid of chaos and mayhem, he added.
The Ghana News Agency (GNA) also observed that political activities in the run up to the elections within the Akatsi South Municipality have reached its peak height as the two major political parties are engaging in variety of campaign tactics.