By Samuel Duodu, Sunyani.
YOUTH for Leadership, a non-profit and non- political group, has congratulated President J. E. A. Mills for nominating Messrs Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Alexander Asum Ahensan and Alhaji Collins Dauda to the positions of Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, and Minister of Lands and Natural Resources respectively. The group also commended the nominees for their selfless services to the region and expressed the hope that they would go through the vetting process succesfully.
A statement issued to the press in Sunyani and signed by Messrs Chester Oppong Peprah, Ibrahim Doercher Doe and P. K. Frimpong, the executives of the group, said the nominations would rekindle the confidence the people of the region had in the government.
It explained that the nominees served as a perfect link between the Brong Ahafo Region and the government and expressed their total confidence and trust in the nominees.
The statement called on the chiefs and people of the region to throw their support behind the three personalities in order to make them succeed in their respective positions. The group pointed out that the current political environment had been so polarised with arrogance and shamelessness.
“We believe that majority of the younger generation were born at the dawn of the great revolution spearheaded by former President J. J. Rawlings and that it was regrettable that information about Mr Rawlings have been distorted by his opponents to suit their political agenda.
That trend, the statement noted, had created the wrong image of Mr Rawlings in the minds of people.
The statement said the group would design programmes to provide platforms for erasing these erroneous impressions and instil his noble principle and values in the youth who represent the future leaders of the country.
It said the goals of the group were to promote, sustain and perpetuate the ideals of Mr Rawlings and it pledged in the statement to make it their duty to correct the distorted history of this country regarding the Rawlings legacy.
"We are committed to honour the icon of our time by upholding and projecting his (Rawlings) ideals and principles and keeping them alive for future generations", it said.