President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo has launched a new youth policy document for Ghanaian youth to climax the three days national youth conference as part of celebrating this year’s International youth day at Akuapem Mampong in the Eastern region.
The International youth day which coincided with the national youth conference and the launch of national youth policy was celebrated on the theme” Intergenerational solidarity; creating a world for all ages.”
International youth day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.
The National Youth Authority as the apex body for Youth development in Ghana with strong support from Government will continue to take up the challenges affecting the youth policy in the areas of job creation, entrepreneurship, education and for the betterment of the youth in Ghana.
Addressing the youth and some dignitaries to climax the day, President Akufo-Addo mentioned some on measures his government had put in place to the youth in the country position.
He said a new youth resource centre has been built at Anyinam in the Eastern region to propel the youth to take the challenge. He mentioned TVET education as one of the cardinal areas as well as Technical Universities that have been retooled to support in that regard.
The minister of youth and sports, Mustapha Yussif on his part said , his outfit would continue to introduce strategies that would strengthen the youth hence the of reviewing the old youth policy documents with innovative ideas that would challenge the youths
However, the United Nations Resident representative, Charles Abani expressed worry on high unemployment on the continent, and called on governments to formulate pragmatic measures that would position the youth for the future.