Ghanaian students urged to vote wisely

Mr Fred Awaah, the Secretary General of the All-Africa Students Union, has urged the youth and all voting-students to carefully scrutinise the manifestos of the various political parties before voting.


He said there is the need to be informed and keep abreast of all ideas of the political parties.

Speaking to the press as part of the organisation’s State of the Union address, Mr Awaah said a “students and youth against electoral violence campaign” would be held in the coming weeks to conscientise the youth on the need to vote wisely in the coming elections.

He said the organisation, which is the representative body of all African students, would hold its annual summit from August 11- August 15 and food security concerns is set to dominate the discussions.

Mr Awaah said the 12th congress of the Union would be held in Botswana from December 19 to December 24 December and in this regard, elections would be held for new executives.

He said the National Association of Nigerian Students, has been suspended for various reasons including holding unapproved award ceremonies in the name of the Union.

Mr Awaah said over the years, the organisation played various roles in various countries including the creation of the Ebola Disaster Fund to assist students.

He said the organisation currently has a harmonious relations with the EU, UN and other global entities and all these are to help improve the lot of African students across the globe.

Mr Awaah said amongst the challenges of the organisation is the emergence of xenophobia in some African countries and this has affected academic work among many members.

He said funding the organisation is also a challenge till government agree to sponsor and provide funding for its main logistical challenges.

Source: GNA

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