Hon Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzra, Member of Parliament for Ho West in the Volta Region, has advised Ghanaian youth not to be despondent but rather remained high in spirit in any enterprise they embark upon.
He said even thought the youth today are going through difficulties in the early years of their lives, with perseverance and hardworking, they could make it to the highest.
Hon Bedzra who is Chairman for the Volta Region parliamentary caucus, said this during an Interview with THE REPUBLIC in Accra on Wednesday this week.
The Volta Caucus in Parliament had issued a statement and congratulated boxer Isaac Dogboe for his recent victory over Mexican-American Jessie Magdaleno to clinch the WBO super bantamweight title.
In the statement, the caucus said Isaac Dogboe, 23, who is now the youngest world boxing champion from Ghana, has brought great honour to the region and Ghana as a whole.
“Isaac Dogboe who knocked out the previously undefeated Magdaleno in the 11th round in Philadelphia, USA to win the highly anticipated bout has brought tremendous honour to our dear region and our great nation. We note that Dogboe was ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage: 97-91, 96-91 and 95-93,” the statement said.
Hon Bedzra said, Isaac Dogboe has restored the past glory of Ghana in the boxing industry after Professor Azumah Nelson and few others, stating, “Isaac Dogboe has put Ghana back to World spot. It is a pride to Volta Region, Ghana and Africans.”
The Ho West MP who did not hide his admiration for Dogboe’s temerity in the boxing arena, advised the youth to take their destiny into their hands and remained determine, humble and nationalistic to enable them to realize their dreams.
“It is worth highlighting that Isaac Dogboe’s accomplishments: 19-0, 13 KOs, have been possible through dint of hard work, discipline, perseverance, self-belief and courage, which are values worthy of emulation not only by the youth in the Volta Region; indeed, all Ghanaians ought to be inspired by Isaac’s story,” he added.
The Minority Ranking Member on Government Assurance Committee of parliament further admonished the Ghanaian youth not to sit on the fence and be despondent but rather be assertive and aim high for there is prospect ahead no matter the difficulties they might be facing today.
While urging the youth to get themselves abreast with State interventions policies and laws, Mr Bedzra said, the Nation Builder Corp (NABCO) initiated by the current government is unknown and judging from the experience on the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), it would not solve the unemployment problems in the country.
He said, it was the hope that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would deliver on its promises of establishing factories and creating more jobs, but not sacking the youth from one department and replacing them with party members as employment.
He chided the Nana Akufo Addo led government for reneging on the promises to create meaningful jobs to the Ghanaian youth during 2016, campaigns.
Mr Bedzrah also called on the Public Affairs Department of Parliament to collaborate with the National Commission of Civic Education (NCCE) to educate the youth of laws and policies that parliament have enacted to sharping their upcoming.
Sources:www.therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Engsalige Nyaaba