Ghana Must Institute A National Youth Week


Mr Mumuni Sulemana, the Director of Programmes and Operations at the National Youth Authority (NYA), has called on stakeholders to implement the National Youth week to enhance youth participation in national development.

He said the week should be celebrated annually to promote transparency, accountability of good governance to national development.

Mr Sulemana made the call at the weekend during an orientation programme for the formation of districts youth parliaments in Tamale.

The event was to build the capacity of the youth to contribute effectively towards the development of a democratic governance agenda in the country.

Mr Sulemana urged the youth to promote human development by playing more active roles in their communities.

He said it is time for the youth to be in the forefront to champion the economic development with their ideas to promote the country financially.

Mr Eric Benson Gyan Ansah, the Northern Regional Director of NYA, urged the youth to build sustainable relationships between youth groups and governance structures in the decision-making process to influence development outcomes especially those that directly affected youth development.

He advised the Youth Parliamentarians to remain focussed and stay away from politics, chieftaincy and religious issues but rather contribute towards social development to build the nation.

He called on government to establish mechanisms, which would involve the youth to play positive roles in our democratic process.

The Youth Parliament is a platform for young people between the ages of 15-40 years to facilitate youth activities in the country.

It is also to seek and facilitate frequent dialogue between government and the youth to get projects that would benefit them.

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