‘Poverty Cause Of Youth Agitations’


Security analyst, Adam Bonaa, has blamed last Wednesday youth chaos at Dzolokpuita in the Volta region on hunger and joblessness.


An official car of the Dzolokpuita district assembly in the Volta region was set ablaze by some angry youth of the area who stormed the assembly to seek revenge following the death of a resident.


The youth besieged the premises after a resident died during exchanges with members of a taskforce working for the assembly.


The angry youth in their fury damaged properties of the assembly and chased the DCE and his officials out threatening to kill them.


Commenting on the development, Mr. Bonaa told Starr FM that youth unemployment and poverty  was  becoming a major security threat.


“This was needless, it should not have happened, the taskforce should have known better than when people are hungry, they become emotional, they lose their minds. The people just vented on the authorities.


“When people don’t have a job, it’s a major challenge. We have to work faster in making sure that young people get jobs. When you close banks and people are working and they are not getting paid and all. These things could culminate into something else.


“There is a big gap in the way leadership connects to young people. I wish leadership will see things as national security matters and quickly addressed,” he said.




Story: News DESK



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