‘You can’t threaten us’

Acting General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has called the bluff of angry supporters of the party and members of the invisible forces who are demanding jobs.
While he sympathised with the situation and pledged the commitment of the government to creating jobs for the youth, John Boadu was quick to add that government will not be threatened.

He said the police will deal with law breakers.

An army of angry party supporters in Tema besieged the venue of a town hall meeting Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to vent their spleen against party leaders.

According to them, six months after fighting to bring the NPP to power, they had still not been given any jobs.

They said several attempts to reach key party supporters to put their grievances to them have proven futile.

They therefore threatened a massive demonstration against the government.

“They should wait for us 2020 and we are yet to do massive demonstration to stop everything in Tema” one of the supporters threatened.

But in a reaction, John Boadu said, while the supporters have a right to protest against the unemployment they must do so within the ambit of the law.

“It is not surprising that the youth who have contributed their quota towards the NPP victory and who still don’t have jobs will be asking questions. I think it is something we must embrace and work towards creating enough space for our party’s youth and the youth of our country.

“It is the mode and aggression that we will disagree with. The unemployment situation is widespread that if something is not done will haunt us all, he said.

He said it was government’s responsibility  to create more jobs to employ the youth but warned government will be ruthless on the lawless few who take the law into their own hands.

 

News Desk Report

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