The youth of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been admonished to rise up to counter the propaganda being peddled by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to discredit the government.
The government has worked hard to put effective, efficient and pragmatic initiatives in place to build the economy which was left in shambles by the NDC, and put the country back on the development pedal.
However, the NDC afraid that the successful implementation of the initiatives can jeopardise its political ambition, has mounted and set out its propaganda machinery in place to thwart the efforts of the government.
Speaking at the inauguration of the polling station youth of the Afigya-Kwabre South Constituency of the NPP at Kodie, William Aidoo, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, charged the youth not to sit down and allow it to continue.
“After clearing the mess left by the NDC government in 2016, and working hard to put in place appropriate policies and programmes to put the country back on track, the NDC has engaged in unfounded propaganda, to distract the government,” he bemoaned.
Mr Aidoo, who is the Deputy Minister of Energy, indicated that the NPP youth had the duty to inform the citizenry the true state of the economy, as well as the numerous social intervention programmes being implemented by the government to improve the livelihoods.
“The NDC government engaged in several dubious agreements, especially in the energy sector, which has brought huge debts on the citizenry, and the government was renegotiating some of the agreements to ensure that the citizenry had value for money.
“The country now has a government which listens to the plight of the citizenry, and will continue to work hard to promote growth, development and improve the livelihoods, I advise you to work to defend the party, support and assist the government to fulfill all its promises to the citizenry,” Mr Aidoo stressed.
Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, the Chairman of the Constituency of the party, urged the youth not to allow themselves to be manipulated or influenced to change the sitting MPs in their constituencies, since the party needed the experience and expertise of the sitting MPs to support and assist the government to deliver on its mandate. –GNA