president Mahama to Implement Nation Youth Policy


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President John Mahama will on Thursday,
January 15, 2015 launch a strategy framework
to guide and direct the efforts of all
stakeholders towards youth empowerment in
Ghana.
The National Youth Policy Implementation
Policy provides a comprehensive rollout
scheme to deliver the policy programs
purposed to empower Ghanaian youths for
more meaningful participation in national
development.
The NYPIP which will be launched at the
Headquarters of National Youth Authority at
the Azumah Nelson Sports, Kaneshie at 9am,
will bring together key stakeholders in the
execution of the national youth development
program.
Prior to the preparation of the National Youth
Policy Implementation Program in 2014, the
quest to centralize youth development
programs into a single, comprehensive and
accessible action plan for all stakeholders
remained largely elusive in spite of numerous
commendable efforts by successive
governments.
Chief Executive Officer for the NYA Ras
Mubarak in a statement noted: “The 2010
Housing and Population Census put nearly
75% of Ghana’s population at being 35 years
old and younger”.
“The youth by this census, unequivocally
represent the largest human resource base of
Ghana, and necessitates that the overall
object of the NYPIP be to make a realistic
improvement in the lives of this dominant
constituency of our nation, through their
involvement and ownership, so that they can
contribute meaningfully to the national
development agenda,” Mr. Mubarak added.
Priority areas
Ghana’s National Youth Policy sets the tone
for youth mainstreaming as and outlines clear
objectives for each of the priority areas.
In all, seventeen(17) priority areas have been
identified as follows: Education and Skills
Training; Science, Research and Technology;
Information and Communication Technology
(ICT); Youth and Employment; Entrepreneurial
Development in addition to Youth in Modern
Agriculture.
Others include Gender Mainstreaming; the
Environment; Health, HIV and AIDS;
Networking and Partnership; Mentoring; Arts
and Culture; Governance, Democracy, and
Leadership as well as Sports and Recreation.
The rest are Youth in Conflict Prevention and
Peace Building and National Youth Week.
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