A youth activist of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta Region, Wilberforce Norbert is proposing Presidential staffers in the Next NDC Government should be picked from the youth wing of the party in all the 275 constituencies .
Wilberforce Norbert Kporku who was the National Organizer for Agenda for Mahama, a pro NDC group who worked for Former President John Dramani Mahama during the 2016 election was addressing Some current and former TEIN executives at Tafi in the Volta Region during the Easter Celebration
He Said one of the key policies our next government must looked at is picking two youths from each constituencies as Presidential staffers after Victory in 2020. The old men gets the DCE positions, which is good, some get contracts which is laudable what of the youths who overworked for the victory? Must they not equally benefit? We don’t need money to pick competent youths from each constituencies as staffers. Doing this will reduce financial burdens on the DCEs, it will raise the morale of the youths. It will make more youths work harder to be chosen as Staffers in future, it will show there is a reward for hardwork. We have heard of scholarships for youths, etc but they are competent to be Presidential Staffers as well. If ministers are chosen on Regional balance, why can’t Presidential Staffers be chosen to represent each constituencies? We have more than 800 Staffers or ?Choosing two from each constituencies is possible and they must be youths. It easy. President Mahama is a listening Leader. It’s a matter of lobbying. It’s a matter of making sure this ideas get to the corridor of powers that be and given them reasons. He advised the intellectual wings of the party to work extra hard for Victory 2020. We are in opposition and must all sacrifice. We must not be expecting anything from our leaders. Let’s bring ideas on board and be committed to work for victory. He narrated how himself and John Dumelo toured many colleges during 2016 election to campaign and stated it was all a sacrificial work.
He promised he will write officially to the national youth wing of the party so they can lobby for it to be implemented .