Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cameroon:Political Party for Youth Development Launched in Buea

By Christopher Ambe Shu

The legalization of the National Democratic Party for Youth Development (NDPYD) has brought to three the number of political parties with headquarters in Buea.The other two are the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Mola Njoh Litumbe and the Social Liberal congress of Dr.George Dodgima Nyamndi

NDPYD, which has its pioneer chair, Mr.Mbangtang Song Stephen, has for now a 14-person executive body to coordinate activities and the implantation of the baby party. Its motto is equality-peace-development “Change begins with self”

Addressing a press conference earlier this December, Mr. Song disclosed that the NDPYD was accorded legal status by the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Rene Emmanuel Sadi on July 24, 2012.

The party has as objectives to " mobilize, rally and galvanize  the youth into a united force to restore a just ,free and democratic society; to reduce to the lowest level unemployment rate for all youth to live in dignity and ensure a safe society”

Answering questions from journalists, Mr.Song said the NDPYD is for meaningful and positive change.
 “We must first of all change self before changing others; then, the process of healing would have become a reality in our country, as we chart the path of redemption for self and the country. Yes, Redemption we need end need abundantly”

It further emerged from the press conference that, NDPYD stands very strongly for a corruption-free society, accountability, and transparency, free and fair election. Peace and justice.
The NDPYD Chair Mr. Song is married, a father and holds a first Degree in Political Science (University of Ghana, Legon).

Mr. Song was one –time President of the International Students Association ,University of Ghana (2004-2006); former president National Union of Cameroon students in Ghana (2006-2007).

He‘s president of international coalition of organizations for Youth Development.

First published in The Recorder Newspaper,Cameroon,of December 24,2012

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