Ghana: NPP Holds Key to Economic Empowerment of Youth – Yakubu


The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, has observed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is the only party which has what it takes to change the destiny of northerners from poverty to economic empowerment.

“The party has what it takes to transform the fortunes of the Northern Region to make it attractive for investment to improve livelihoods through prudent and pragmatic policies, programmes and social interventions which Ghanaians have witnessed for the past five years,” he touted.

Mr Yakubu, who made the observation when the District Chief Executive for the Nabdam District, Agnes Anamoo, organised an end-of-year party for 450 polling station and constituency executives on Tuesday, stated that the numerous Intervention programmes introduced by the NPP government attest to the fact and were yielding positive results.

He cited the Free Senior High School policy, Planting for Food and Jobs, Rearing for Food for Export and One District One Factory among others were potent weapons for addressing poverty in the five regions including education.

The Regional Minister stated that the NPP government’s social intervention of the Free Senior High School Policy has come to cater for the educational needs of students from the area and entreated parents to take advantage of the opportunity to better their lives.

The Regional Minister, who observed that northerners were the most people, who were beneficiaries of the government’s social Intervention programmes, mentioned for instance, under the Planting for Food and Jobs, smallholder northern farmers were most beneficiaries.