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"Embrace NYEP" -DCE

2007-06-25 22:06:32
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THE DISTRICT Chief Executive (DCE) for Tolon-Kumbungu, Mr. Wumbei Suhiyini has urged the youth of the area to embrace the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) established by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to improve their livelihood.

The DCE, who vehemently warned the people under his jurisdiction against the politicization of the NYEP, said the Programme was established to curtail the unemployment problem in the country, especially amongst those in the pro-poor Districts.

The DCE stated this in a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Coordinating Director of the Tolon-Kumbungu District, Mr. Chimsi Musah at the inauguration of the "Ngun nee ngun nee mi okpei" Youth Association at Nyankpala in the Tolon-Kumbungu District.

He challenged them to get registered in the various modules of the Programme to enable the District and the nation benefit from their potentials.

Mr. Suhiyini indicated that the Youth in Agriculture Module of the NYEP, which started last year in the District, had began registering interested youth to acquire commercial farms. The Assembly he Said was supporting them in the ploughing of their farm lands.

The DCE was of the conviction that the establishment of the Association would help bring meaningful change in the general conduct of the youth to ensure peace and stability for accelerated development and also entreated the leadership of the Association to ensure its growth and sustainability.

The President of the "Ngun nee ngun nee mi o kpei" Youth Association, Mr. Issif Napari Fuseini on his part, gave a brief history about the Association, which he said started as a football club.

Eventually, it was transformed into a solid pressure group and gave birth to its current name, ’Ngun nee ngun nee mi okpei’, meaning, ’If you wake up early, wake up your friend so that, you would go and play football’.

The Association aims at promoting peace, unity and sound environment fordevelopment in the Dagbon Kingdom. It is also aimed at educating community members, especially women and children, on their basic rights and responsibilities among others.

The Regent of Nyankpala, Naa Joseph Alhassan appealed to the youth of the Tolon-Kumbungu District to eschew violence and tribal politics which he noted, had the tendency of breaking the forefront of the District.

According to the Regent, the only way the Association could achieve its goals was to allow unity, peace and perseverance to rule. He also encouraged them to take their education seriously since education was the only ladder to development.

Naa Alhassan further entreated the members of the Association and the community to persuade those above school going age to enter into technical and vocational education to become self employed.

"The NYEP is an important venture for people like you who are still in your productive and youthful stages and you should go into it to make large farms. There is no room for idling and any young man or woman who would shun this opportunity would be doing himself or herself no good", he maintained.


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