The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bekwai Hon. Joseph Psei-Owusuconstituency in the Ashanti region while speaking to the student Parliament of the Koforidua Technical University over the weekend has charged the youth across the country to to suggest means of attaining the dreams of "Ghana beyond Aid".
The Deputy Speaker in his delivery speech indicated that, for the country to achieve the dreams of President Akufo Addo, all hands are supposed to be on deck especially the youth of the country.
He said, the driver, the lecturer, the parent, and the individual all have a part to play, and that is what President Akufo Addo meant by Ghana beyond Aid, a vision which is attainable in the future ahead.
“What is your role? What role must your parent play? What role should your lecturers play? What role should the driver play? How do we ensure that in the foreseeable future, Ghana will be self-sufficient and we’ll not need any support in our developmental agenda? This is what the president means by Ghana Beyond Aid.
“But if it’s going to be successful everybody must feel and play a part. What role in your suggestion, in your view should everybody play? We’ll be grateful to receive memoranda from you, what you think, how you expect that vision to play out. What role you expect various sectors of the economy to play. Parliament will be happy to receive a memorandum from you.
“We’ll discuss it and show it to the world that this is what our youth think about the vision. It is important that you make relevant contribution towards the elimination of all social problems. I advise that you communicate your views and opinions in the form of memoranda to the national parliament for consideration and we’ll consider and incorporate those we find useful into the acts and decisions of the House.” He said.
The Koforidua Technical Unversity (KTU) were inaugurating the student Parliament in the and Hon. Osei was among the invited dignitaries and he said it was possible for Ghana as a country to become a self-sufficient country when the youth shares the vision and put in the expected efforts.