The advocacy group, Justice for Ghana (J4G), is calling on the youth to stand up against corruption and cronyism to secure a prosperous future for themselves and the nation.
In a statement commemorating International Youth Day, Mr. Dramani Selorm Dzramado, the Convener of J4G, emphasized the importance of young individuals engaging in introspection about their future and Ghana's destiny.
Mr. Dzramado cautioned the youth against being swayed by the soothing political rhetoric that contradicts the harsh economic realities facing the country. He highlighted how such rhetoric often obscures the corrupt practices of public officials, which hinder the aspirations of Ghana's youth.
Referring to Article 41(f) of Ghana's Constitution, which empowers citizens to expose and combat the misappropriation of state resources, J4G encouraged young Ghanaians to fearlessly challenge corrupt government officials who exploit the nation.
Mr. Dzramado stressed the significance of combating grand corruption and breaking the chains of indifference. He noted, “All the magnificent things we see and admire in the world have been done through the unwavering creative spirit and energy of young individuals.” He warned those abusing positions of trust that their days were numbered.
The Convener also called for unity among the youth, urging them to transcend narrow partisanship and work collectively for the progress of the nation. International Youth Day, observed annually on August 12th, celebrates the attributes of young people and acknowledges the challenges they face.
This year's theme, “Green Skills For Youth: Towards A Sustainable World,” highlights the importance of environmentally conscious skills for a better future.