By Cecil Mensah
The youth of Domeabra-Obom Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, have appealed to the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to establish a community day senior secondary school in the area, to curb the rural-urban migration.
The President, John DramaniMahama, as a matter of urgency must make available one of the Presidential Day SecondarySchools to the area, the youth claimed.
According to the youth, led by Mr. Charles Tei, the NDC Youth Organizer, the area over the years has no secondary school and students are compelled to sit at home after completing their basic school education.
He said, this has made majority of the youth to be drop outs, because of the lack of secondary school facility in the area.
Mr Tei, disclosed this to The Herald in an interview on the sidelines of presentation of bags of Rice and assorted cooking oil to the various polling station executives in the area by the parliamentary candidate –elect, Madam Sophia Akuoku, who is also the Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme “NSS).
“Most of the youth who can be supported by their parents to access secondary school education have to travel all the way to Amasaman, Accra, Kasoa among others in the Central Region to access secondary school education”.
According to him, this has made it difficult for many of the youth in the area to access secondary education, even if they have passed their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
He said, majority of the youth are basic school graduates with very good pass marks but could not make it to any of the secondary schools because the Domeabra-Obom Constituency, has no secondary school.
Mr.Tei told The Herald that, the situation has led to rural -urban migration in the area, because there are no job opportunities.
He said, because there are no opportunities in the area, the youth find it lucrative to migrate to the surrounding areas like; Bawgiase, Kasoa, Amasaman, among others to look for miniature jobs.
He took the opportunity to congratulate the sitting Member of Parliament for the area, MrAnumDaudYemo, who exiting the August House after 2016 election and the District Assembly for taking steps to acquire a land to kick start the construction of a secondary school in the area.
He explained that the contract has been awarded and they are looking forward that the contractor will come on site in no time to start the project.
He said these coupled with the bad nature of roads in the area have made it difficult for most of the youth tolose interest in activities concerning the development of the area over the years.
He said one of the major challenges confronting the youth in the area is the situation of unemployment.
He was quick to add that the party is collaborating with the National Youth Agency to create an Agricultural module dubbed ‘Youth in Agro- processing business’ to entice them to go into Agriculture since the area is endowed with fertile lands for Agriculture.
He noted that already majority of the youth are into farming but what is needed is to modernize it, to make it more attractivefor themajority of them.
He said if the youth who are already into Agriculture are motivated they will expand their activities to engage more youth into the sector.
He said the party is working hand in hand with the Assembly as well as DANIDA to have some of the sanitation challengesresolved in the area.
He minces no words in congratulating Madam Akouku, for putting smiles on the faces of the polling station executives as part of the festive season.
On her part Madam Sophia Akuoku, expressed her gratitude to the NDC fraternity for showing her and the sitting President John Dramani Mahama love by voting them massively in the November 22, nationwide primary of the party.
She thanked all especially the rank file of the party and wished them Merry Christmas and a happy new year.