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Youth want political parties to remain committed to campaign promises

Editorial Staff

Jan 23, 2023

Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Young people on the island have made a plea to the political parties who made promises during the election campaign to stay true to them.

On Monday, the National Youth Parliament Association of Antigua and Barbuda issued a press statement, calling on the political parties to remain committed to these pledges, especially those made towards the youth.

The youth council recalled that political parties promised that, once elected, more youth would serve as senior civil servants, diplomats, board chairs, and parliamentarians.

The UPP, for instance, had a campaign directly targeting young people, promising that at least 25 percent of the Senate, Boards of statuary corporations, and major committees to be filled by youth

So did the incumbent Antigua Barbuda Labour Party which promised that young people will be given important responsibilities on various boards and even in Parliament.

The National Youth Parliament says they look forward to seeing greater efforts to ensure that every Antiguan and Barbudan youth is given the resources to ensure they become the best versions of themselves.

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