Residents of Tema in the Greater Accra Region in the early hours of Tuesday hit the streets to register their displeasure against the role of the Traditional Council over unemployment
Residents of Tema in the Greater Accra Region in the early hours of Tuesday hit the streets to register their displeasure against the role of the Traditional Council over unemployment

Some youth group of Tema who recently accused traditional authorities of the area for having a hand in the growing unemployment situation among indigenes of Tema have apologised for their conduct.

The group is pleading with the Traditional Council to temper justice with mercy by granting them clemency for what they say is a mistake which has cost them.

The group had demonstrated on Tuesday, November 26, to register their protest against what they say is an increasing unemployment situation in the Tema area.

As part of that protest, they made series of allegations including the claim that the traditional authorities of Tema were complicit in their predicament.

According to them, they have been side-lined and left to suffer with their qualifications and physical strength wasting away while non-indigenes enjoy employment opportunities in the industrial city.

However, spokesperson for the youth, Tetteh Mallam on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, has admitted they indeed went overboard with their claims against the traditional council.

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“We want the Traditional Council to forgive us; the claims that they are giving our slots to the foreigners are not true so they should forgive us for dragging their names into the mud,” he pleaded.

The youth group have also appealed to the Council not to hold anything against them because they regret their actions.

Mr Tetteh, however, insists that they are being short-changed as indigenous youth of Tema even though they have industries such as VALCO, GPHA and many others yet they continue to be unemployed.

“Our forefathers were farming on these lands which have now been used to establish companies yet we are not benefiting from the establishment of such companies,” he cried.

Source: Adomonline.com | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy