The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has charged Ghanaian youth to ensure resources for the next generation are preserved.
Underscoring the important role they play in the socio-economic development of the country, he said it is the duty of the youth to hold the older generation to task since they represent the future.
He, therefore, urged the country’s youth to be bold and speak against any development that will put the future of Ghana in jeopardy.
Mr Nketia made that call during a protest organised by the NDC youth wing’s dubbed ‘March for Justice’ in Accra on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.
The protest was to demand justice for all persons killed or brutalized by various security agencies in the country.
“I agree with the youth of the country, although I’m old. I think it is time for you to arise and hold the older generation accountable because we will soon hand it over to you”, he said.
“You need to ensure that we don’t hand over a country with no resources, a country that has had all its resources sold by people to look after their families. Ensure that you are not handed over to a country with an unstable democracy, a country without justice, or a country that promotes war because we can’t look to the security agencies to protect us” he added.
He also called on Ghanaians who are unconcerned about issues going on in the country to get involved because it will affect them in the long run.
For his part, the NDC’s National Youth Organiser, George Opare Addo said the march is to call on the government to fix challenges confronting the country.
“We intend to demonstrate and tell this government about our misgivings about happenings in this country. It is going to be a very peaceful march. We are marching for justice for our fallen brothers and sisters, to tell this government to fix the country, and create enough jobs for young people. We want the culture of silence to be broken and insecurity within the country tackled.”
The group submitted a petition to the presidency as well as the leadership of parliament.