Leadership of National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has assured Parliament of their resolve to address the teething challenges faced by the Ghanaian students at all levels. The NUGS President Emmanuel Boakye Yaidom observed that NUGS has initiated moves to fix t minor infrastructural problems in basic schools.
Mr Boakye Yaidom on Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 led delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Majority side of Parliament. In a statement signed by the NUGS President Mr Boakye Yaidom, its revealed that the student leadership used the occasion to appeal to the Majority leader Osei Kyie Mensah Bonsu to probe into the absence of Students Representative on the National Youth Authority Board.
Mr. Boakye Yaidom since his election into office has begun a campaign dubbed ” NUGS Fix It campaign”. This forms part of a strategy to rebrand the image of NUGS.
Below is statement issued by the NUGS President Emmanuel Boakye Yaidom
Yesterday ( Tue, 27th July, 2021 ), the leadership of NUGS called on the Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu He was joined by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Joseph Osei Owusu and the Majority Chief Whip, Hon. Annoh Dompreh.
We discussed with the Legislators, the Union’s agenda to be more progressive with solving student issues by first of all taking the lead through the” NUGS Fix It campaign” where the Union fixes minor infrastructural problems in our basic schools.
As the largest youth based organization, we inquired about the absence of Students Representative on the National Youth Authority Board according to the NYA Act 2016. The legislators advised us on the way to go.
Hon Joseph Osei Owusu ( 1st Deputy Speaker ) lamented on the space been taken by other youth groups and charged us to be the voice , articulate matters of students interest and bring out alternate views for consideration with well researched and factual analysis.
He charged leadership to remain factual and objective so as to reassert NUGS’ place as the central voice of students and the youth in the country.
We were told to set examples and demonstrate NUGS contribution on matters affecting Ghanaian students.