Ghanaian youth have lost hope in politicians – Kwabena Agyepong


Former General Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong says with his analysis of comments on social media, there is a clear indication of a lack of hope and despair among the youth of Ghana.

He says the youth especially have lost hope in the political architecture of the country underscoring the need to inspire hope.

This he says is because Ghana is a beautiful country worth dying for.

To Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, all hope is not lost yet because there are people who are empathetic and are aware of the plight of the people and will come in to ensure that hope is restored.

He said “When I hear a lot of the young people praying out for coups I begin to wonder because they haven’t lived through it. Statistics reveal that 61% of Ghana’s population is under the age of 30. Clearly, they haven’t seen anything. Reading it is not the same as living through it. It was the worst form of living. We were fortunate as kids from Secondary School through University to have seen it. Ghanaians sleeping at six, sleeping at eight, sleeping at 10 for several years. In fact, the night economy collapsed and it hasn’t recovered. There were times in this country when people had night workers”.

He reminded the youth that Ghana is a “beautiful country which is worth dying for. When you hear especially now on social media the level of despondency, the despair, the lack of confidence they have in the political architecture it’s dangerous and I think we need to inspire them give them hope that there are good people who can help run this country. It’s absolutely vital that we do that and restore confidence”.

Source: 2022

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