The National Union of Ghana Students on Wednesday, June 12,
2019 paid a working visit to the Office of the Vice President of the Republic
of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia at the jubilee house in Ghana.
The discussions centered on how to safeguard the safety of
students in light of the increased insecurity as a result of the kidnapping,
the sanitation drive by the Government and the recent flooding in the country,
the digitalization agenda by the government and how NUGS can partner the
Government in it’s development agenda for the nation.
The Vice President was elated to welcome the delegation of NUGS led by our President, Tinkaro Asare Osei.
Delving into the urgent question of insecurity and the
recent spate of kidnappings, Mr.Tinkaro Asare Osei stated, “In a time that
insecurity is set to encroach on our country’s peace, it’s prudent we link up
with government to find robust, proactive and lasting solutions to it so we can
protect our constituents, the future of Ghana. There’s fear and panic in our
students and as a Union we are doing our best to calm them down and promote
strong belief in our country’s security”.
The NUGS president commended the Government on the swift
actions taken by the security services on the issue of the kidnapping of the
Canadian volunteers. He expressed confidence in the capacity of the Government
to solve security challenges facing the country and urged the security services
to put appropriate measures in place for the return of the three kidnapped
girls from Takoradi.
Reflecting on the theme of sanitation, the NUGS President,
Mr. Tinkaro lauded the Government’s vision to make Accra, the cleanest city in
Africa by 2020. He noted that the vision is possible only with the maximum
cooperation of the Ghanaian people and pledged NUGS willingness to do its part
to achieve this patriotic objective.
The Union commended the Vice President on the Digital
Address System, the National Identification Card and other wonderful projects
his office is spearheading.
Mr. Asare Osei outlined some challenges, recommendations and
possible partnerships between the Ghanaian student body and the Government. He
commended Government for the work done in the sphere of education and indicated
the availability of NUGS to support the Government’s quest to provide education
for all Ghanaians.
His Excellency Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, the Vice President of
Ghana encouraged the NUGS delegation to be relentless with their service
towards the Ghanaian Student and expressed his Government’s readiness to work
with NUGS on propagating the message of increasing sanitation standards in
order to achieve our common goal of Accra being Africa’s cleanest city by 2020.
NUGS concluded its fruitful interaction with the Vice
President by expressing gratitude and reiterating its appreciation and
commitment for the Government’s work.
NUGS met the Vice President as part of its mandate to engage
all stakeholders in achieving greater access to education and to safeguard the
rights of the Ghanaian Student and as part of the Unions reformation agenda.