By: Bismark Bebli
THE YOUTH Wing of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rolled out an elaborate plan for a three-day conference, scheduled to take off this Friday at the Winneba Sports College in the Central Region.
The conference, which is under the theme, “Better Ghana Agenda, Rejuvenating our structures with discipline and volunteerism for victory 2012,” would attract party bigwigs who would speak on various topics.
According to the plan, the Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, would open the conference on Friday, with Dr. Kwabena Adjei, National Chairman, to deliver a speech on the party’s philosophy and Social Democratic agenda.
Mr. Paul Victor Obeng, Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), will be speaking on, “Youth Activism and volunteerism,” while Haruna Iddrisu, former national youth organiser and now Minister of Communications, would speak on ITC education in today’s economic environment, with Mr. Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, speaking on “Positioning the youth strategically for election 2012.”
Other speakers for the three-day conference, which would attract over 400 delegates from 88 institutions, with regional youth organizers and their deputies inclusive, would see Mr. Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, Director of the National Service Scheme, delivering a speech on promoting the ‘Better Ghana Agenda’ through national service, while Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, would deliver a key note address on the topic, “Integrating the TEIN into the mainstream political activities after school.”
Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information, Mr. James Kojo Agyenim Boateng, also a Deputy Minister of Information, and Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, would be dealing with issues on the government’s achievements in the last two years of President Mills’ regime.
According to Mr. Ludwig Hlordze, National Youth Organiser, the aim of the conference is to reassure the youth within the party and beyond, to see the NDC as a party that can help them harness their potentials and God-given talents.