The Network For Assin Development (NFAD) is calling on government to create an institution which will help check and sanction parents who refuse to send their wards to school, saying any parents who restrict or deny their wards of education, should be arrested and face legal sanctions.
According to Samuel Kwame Adobah, the Convenor of Network for Assin Development, its outfit strongly believe that education is the Key to success.
Therefore NFAD entreat every parent to take advantage of the Free Senior High School (SHS) project, since it is a laudable initiative to help our ward’s in the area.
This concerned group is also urging parents not to disregard the Free SHS Policy or politicise this institutionalised initiative of the government by restricting their wards from partaking in it, since their political ideology does not tally with government.
Reiterating that, any parent who denies his or her ward of going to school should be arrested and face legal actions, since it’s an infringement on the rights of the child.
The Network For Assin Development also called on Traditional and Opinion Leaders of Assin lands as matter of urgency, to endeavour to release lands to the government in order to facilitate the One District One Factory Project.
“We strongly believe that, the move will go a long way to create jobs for youth in the area, and as a Network, we are much concerned with issues bothering the youth in the area, especially when it comes to unemployment”. They acknowledged.
According to NFAD, statistic of the area declared almost 70 to 80 percent of the youth are unemployed, which has rendered the people into an abject poverty in the area.
“We are also calling on the three Members of Parliament, District Chief Executives and other prominents of the area, including Mr. John Boadu, the Acting General Secretary of NPP, Prof. Dominic Fobih and all and sundry to team up to bring development to Assin land”.
“We are also pleading with the youth to grab every opportunity that comes with the One District One Factory Project and also portray positive characters towards work in order to promote development in the area. NFAD has urged.
Adding that, if care is not taken, a year to come, criminal activities will be increased in the area due to the high rate of unemployment amongst the youth.