The youth in Kasoa launched their own self-financed campaign to get their native multimillionaire businessman Nana Appiah Mensah to stand as the Member of Parliament for the area.
Pictures, flags and large car stickers calling for Mr Mensah to be made the representative of the area in the parliament of Ghana have popped up in the sprawling area on the fringes of the capital Accra.
But the Menzgold CEO, in an instagram post, said:
“I appreciate the call but, I am not enthused about a legislative house member status now. I am committed to creating one million decent jobs in Ghana within five years. Let’s keep our gaze on that and that only”.
I appreciate the call but, I am not enthused about a legislative house member status now. I am committed to creating One Million decent jobs in Ghana within 5 years. Let’s keep our gaze on that and that only😀#nammission #GhanaShallProsper✊️ pic.twitter.com/vzBvpQFCl0
— Nana Appiah Mensah (@mn_appiah) August 2, 2018
Mr Mensah’s philanthropic work in Kasoa is believed to be what has led the youth to suggest he contest a parliamentary seat in the area.
The founder of Zylofon Media is believed to be constructing a new palace for the chief of Kasoa and also training some of the youth to be able to take up jobs in factories he wants to construct in the area.
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The long-standing charitable activities as well as his NAM Mission initiative to create jobs for the youth of Kasoa has made the business mogul the main target of the youth as their representative in parliament.
Apart from providing an official vehicle for the Chief of Kasoa, the owner of Zylofon Media is constructing the chief’s palace for the area which will serve as the public meeting place for all the divisional chiefs of the town.
He is also building factories in various industries in the town to create jobs as well as training some of them to be able to take up jobs in other sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
Mr Mensah has already promised to deliver one million jobs to the youth of the country which has sparked a massive interest in his activities among the youth in the country.
However the youth movement are not keen on NAM1 joining any of the major political parties in the country with many of them insisting that both the ruling NPP and NDC have been tainted by failed promises of the past.
As such they will be asking NAM1 to steer clear of the parties so as to maintain his credibility that has endeared him among the youth of Kasoa.
Some supporters of the two biggest parties – the NPP and the NDC – have already declared that if Mensah declares his intention to stand, they will ditch their parties to support him win the seat currently occupied by Hawa Koomson.
Mr. Mensah was raised in Kasoa and has been championing the cause of the town as a leading figure among the youth.