The much talked about youth debate between the National Youth Organizer of the ruling party Hon. Henry Boakye popularly known as Nana B, and the National Youth Organizer of the Opposition Party Hon. George Opare Addo Jnr. Popularly known is Pablo finally happened.
This debate has been looked out for by majority of Ghanaians to enable them judge critically as to which government has the youths of Ghana at heart and has contributed massively in the lives of these youths. The debate was in connection with the 2019 Afro Barometer report. The critically debated on youth employment and education which was sighted top priority according to the report.
The debate was organized by Asempa 94.7 fm on Ekosiisen political talk show dubbed “THE BIG YOUTH DEBATE” hosted by Osei Bonsu known as OB.
Fact checks revealed that most of the things the NPP National Youth Organizer talked about were nothing new but the old policies implemented by President Mahama which was renamed by the President Akuffo-Addo led NPP government for political scores.
Pablo proclaimed the vision and one of the youth centered policies promised by President Mahama when elected as president will be delivered. This policy is termed “THE BIG PUSH”, an initiative which will see the creation of ONE MILLION JOBS for the Ghanaian youth. Nana B couldn’t reveal one youth policy the NPP is bringing on board for the young people of Ghana.
Find the following facts Pablo revealed to floor the NPP’s National youth organizer.
NABCO is not a new initiative. It was named Community Improvement Programme (CIP) and the NPP only changed the name to NABCO as it is captured under Job Creation/ Youth Employment Initiative at page 185, paragraph 991 of the 2016 budget. It reads;
“Mr. Speaker, the National Employment Policy was launched with focus on the employment of youth, women and the vulnerable. Subsequently, the Youth Employment Act, 2015 (Act 887) was passed with dedicated funding sources. Under the Community Improvement Programme, a total of 100,000 youth will be engaged in six different areas, namely:
• Waste and Sanitation;
• Security Services
• Community Teaching Assistant
• Community Health Assistant
• Youth in Afforestation, and
• Youth in Apparel
According to Ghana Health Service document titled; THE HEALTH SECTOR IN GHANA, FACTS AND FIGURES 2018, of which’s FOREWORD was written and signed by the NPP’s own Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare (Director General of GHS), The John Mahama’s administration employed the largest number of Nurses in recent times. He increased the number of Nurses by 41,480 from 11, 125 in 2
Pablo further made advocated for a debate between their two deputies to continue the nation big youth debate. He said,
“Next time when @henrynanaboakye calls for a gun ‘fight’, he shouldn’t come with a knife. I’m done debating him on the so called achievements of the #FailedAkufoAddo. H.E John Mahama’s achievements are insurmountable. Now, let’s have our deputies debate the rest of the issues.
Edem and his male deputy!
Ruth and his female deputy!
Let’s see who has the facts on their side. My deputies are solid.”