THE Council of District Coor-dinators of the National Youth Em-ployment Programme (NYEP) in the Greater Accra Region has called for the inter-vention of President John Atta Mills to bring to an end the agitation for the removal of the region’s coordinator of the NYEP.
The council said statements by the Weija Youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that most of the President’s appointees were from Teshie, and that they (Weija Youth) would not accept someone who was not from their fold to occupy the position because the party’s Greater Accra Regional Executives had promised them, could disintegrate the party’s youth front in the region and motivate other agitations leading to chaos and acrimonies.
A statement to the Ghana News Agency signed by 19 out of the 22 district coordinators of the NYEP in the region, said “we as district coordinators are deeply worried and disappointed at these uninspiring developments, especially when it has become obvious that our regional executives who are expected to promote peace and unity are behind this”.
The statement said the actions by the regional executives could lead to agitations at the district levels for the removal and replacement of district coordinators, as well as “make some people as special NDCs and others as ordinary NDCs”.
It said those developments threatened prospects to deliver the better Ghana promised to the youth, adding that the future of the country and the party was dependent on the youth and that any development which threatened the unity and peace of the youth front must concern the leaders, hence the call for the President’s intervention.
It said the President’s appointee, Nii Ashiemoore, was a “simple young inspirational leader, who is not bossy” adding that since no case of incompetence and misbehaviour had been brought against him, they (District Coordinators) had resolved to stand by him.
The Weija Youth of the NDC in recent weeks had been agitating for the removal and replacement of the Greater Accra Coordinator of the NYEP, saying that the position was promised them by the Regional NDC executives.