Dr Ransford Gyampo has charged on the Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo’s government not focus only on ‘Vigilantism’ and ignore the falling cedi.

According to him, the falling of cedi is the difficult angle the NPP government should fight and restore and not Vigilantism.

Reacting to the Vice President’s advice against vigilantism when he addressed residents of Zongo communities during the 51st-anniversary celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad in Kumasi, Dr Ransford Gyampo in a Facebook post charged on Dr. Bawumia and advised the gov’t to restore the falling cedi today, 12th March, 2019.

Dr. Bawumia called on the Ghanaian youth, particularly those in the Zongos to avoid being used by politicians for violent activities.

He advised them to be more concerned about pressing needs such as jobs, education, and business development. He said, instead of being dragged into joining vigilante groups, they should rather form “job-lantes, edu-lantes and busi-lantes” to promote their welfare and the development of the nation.

“Allah has blessed the zongo youth with multiple positive attributes and talents such as strength, courage, knowledge, sport skills, entrepreneurship, vocational skills, etc. and I want to urge the youth of this country, particularly my dear brothers in the Zongo Communities to put their God-given talents to good use for their own benefits and for the benefit of their respective families, communities as well as the nation.

“The youth of our country, particularly my brothers from the zongo communities, should not, under any circumstance, avail themselves of use for any illegal activity, which also pose great risks to their valuable and cherished lives”, Dr Bawumia said.

He added: “I want to urge the youth who are involved in the operations of the various political parties to exhibit great sense of tolerance, whether it is intra-party, or inter-party contest. For the zongo and Muslim youth, it is even more important, and an obligation to be tolerant and peaceful in accordance with the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad”.

“Also, the government is set to undertake massive infrastructure development in the roads and other construction sectors this year, and this will create employment opportunities for many of our skilled and unskilled youth across the country”, the vice-president said.

Responding to Vice President’s comments, the senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department, University of Ghana, Legon, Dr Ransford Gyampo wrote; “U cannot only focus on vigilantism and ignore the fast falling cedi. The challenges of a developing country are hydra-headed and require a multi-tasking government and citizenry”

Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.com | William Kabutey Dosooo

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