Marrick Kofi Gane, the 2020 independent presidential aspirant hopeful, has said the youth have the power to change any and every political narrative in Africa and in Ghana’s 2020 election.
According to him, most of the youth are under 40, which means they have an average of 30 more years to live. Therefore they thus have genuine interest in politics working well in Ghana. It also means the young ones have more times to vote and decide the direction and fate of Ghana and Africa.
Speaking at the Kumasi Leadership & SDG’s Awards, Marricke Gane highlighted how fast technology is moving and the need to adjust.
“The world today is technological. Like it or not the speed, complexity and interconnectedness of technology is only going to increase for another 50years at least. Whether in Ghana or Africa – most of you are born Technological citizens – you don’t struggle to understand where the rest of the world is headed. It means compared to 2 generations before you, you are better placed to grasp where we are going and how to adjust to get there. “
He went on to say that youth make up at least 60% of the population. It means if things go wrong or right, youth will be the most affected and for longer. It also means youth have the greatest power of voting size to determine who leads them and to where.
Marricke Kofi Gane is however optimistic that Ghana will see a new era of vibrant youth leadership after the 2020 elections. “we have seen independent presidential candidates win elections in Benin, Algeria, Central African Republic, Tunisia, and even in our beloved country Ghana, I have no doubt, that in this 2020 election, by the grace of God we will see a new era of young, vibrant and progressive leadership emerge. At the center of ALL these political changes are YOUTH – like you.”