I will address youth unemployment in Akatsi North- Agumenu

By
Samuel Akumatey, GNA

Ho, Aug. 14, GNA – Dr Donald Cog
Agumenu, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary aspirant for the
Akatsi North Constituency has stated his commitment to address youth
unemployment in the area when given the chance to represent the Constituency in
Parliament.

He told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in
an interview that youth unemployment was a major concern in the area and that
with his background as a management consultant, he would strategise towards
tackling the lack of jobs, which threatened the development of the area.

Dr Agumenu said with about 95 per cent
of the people in the District being farmers, there was the need to support the
development of agriculture to transform the local economy.

“As a management consultant and entrepreneur,
I would support agriculture to change the economy into an export driven one”,
he stated.

Dr Agumenu said Akatsi North was the
bread basket of the southern belt, and that he would consider a Small and
Medium Enterprise scheme to produce ethanol, cassava flour and other food
products.

He said he would also work at developing
an out grower scheme to guarantee farmers a fair share of the industrial cake,
and create jobs.

The aspirant said key among his
strategies was education, and that his vision was to develop vocational and
technical training to help build the capacity of young ones.

“We need to build human capacity, and
education is so critical. We should be able to produce lawyers, doctors and
others at the end of my first term in Parliament”, he stated.

Dr. Agumenu also promised to address
social challenges including access to potable water and quality health care.

The aspirant who is the CEO for Water
for Rural Africa, would be contesting two others at the primaries to be held on
August 24th, 2019.

GNA

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