The Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has charged the government to as a matter of urgency, quicken the pace in solving the unemployment situation in the country.
Samuel Awuku said the teeming unemployed youth are losing their patience thus government must move beyond the “paper talk and create jobs”.
The NPP Youth Leader was speaking at this year’s National Youth Authority’s (NYA) International Youth Day Seminar.
He said, “I am convinced that if many of our youths are employed there will be less agitation as the devil always finds work for the idle hands”.
Sammy Awuku said some of the big challenges the country is facing is as a result of the growing anxiety and uncertainty among the youth.
He urged the government to lead the way in hastening the plans to fulfilling one of the party's major campaign promises -proving employment for the youth.
“We have nowhere to go...that is why we are running to government to provide jobs for us,” he said.
However, Sammy Awuku condemned some violent actions and demonstrations of the youth across the country at the least provocation.
“It does not make the fight for youth employment and recognition any better; it weakens our fronts when we engage in these activities”, he counselled the youth.
He pleaded with the Youth Authority to create a formidable platform for regular engagement with the youth.