Some youths in the Shai-Osudoku District have appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to consider appointing Stephen Nene Oyortey as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area.
Mr Oyortey, who is an Assembly Member for the Adaam electoral area, is also the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Youth Organiser for the Shai-Osoduko Constituency and the 2016 NPP parliamentary candidate for the area.
The youth led by Abraham Akunor Kornor and Franklin Ocloo, NPP deputy youth organiser and chairman of NPP polling station executives, respectively, in the constituency told the Ghana News Agency that he stood tall among the four candidates who were vying for the position.
The other three contestants are: Dan Akuffo, Fred Ofei and Noah Awartey.
According to the youth, he was the best person for the job as he had plans to work with stakeholders especially the traditional authorities to develop the district.
They indicated that Mr. Oyortey had promised to develop an all-inclusive health education team for the district to ensure the total well-being of the residents.
They noted that as a measure to improve the performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the district, the DCE aspirant has organised series of vacation clinics and mock examinations for Junior High School students would be initiated to deepen their understanding of their courses as well as learn how to properly understand and answer questions.
They stated that, when nominated and confirmed, Mr Oyortey would be in a better position to provide the needed vocational and technical training for unemployed youth in the district to enable them earn some income for their wellbeing.
According to the youths, Mr Oyortey who is an investment banker would showcase the district’s assets on the internet through the use of new digital tools to attract tourists and investments into the area which would lead to the generation of more jobs and revenue for residents.