STATESMAN OPINION: TIME FOR THE YOUTH TO MOVE FORWARD Featured

The future of every country largely depends on the youth and extent to which they grab the the opportunities offered by the state for their general development and economic empowerment.

 

Fact is majority of Ghana’s population are the youth and opportunities must be created for them to utilize in order not to jeopardize their future.

Young people are a crucial segment of society; they are the basis for future development. Young people are social actors of change and can serve as a pressure group to lobby governments in defining their priorities.

It has been clearly stressed that youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but the partners of today. Youth have some responsibility towards their country. We need to learn from yesterday and live with hope for a better tomorrow.

We all have some responsibility towards our country, which we must understand and practice. Youth and nation have to walk hand in hand. Most importantly, the youth should be honest and hardworking.

Youth should stand against all the wrong doings in the country instead of blaming the system. Youth of Ghana should come together and with their toil mould the nation for a better tomorrow.

The youth are the back bone to the nation and can change the future of the society.

But of late, the youth are seen at awkward places engaging in all sorts of vices which put their future at risk.

Although the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has over countless times asked the youth to take advantage of the numerous policies of his government, we believe the onus lies on the youth to first take that bold step.

Unfortunately today we find the youth at places which are not useful to them as well as nation. They choose to spend their days doing drugs and armed robbery. They spend their nights partying and living it up, so to speak.

We expect the youth to have vision and dream because the Akufo-Addo government is putting all measures in place to make them good assets to the country.

Last week, the world celebrated International Youth Day. The National Youth Authority, as part of the celebrations, outlined plans put in place for the youth.

According to the senior minister, the NYA would provide skills and livelihood training programmes for over 50,000 youth by the end of the year.

Yesterday, at the National Policy Summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre, President Nana Akufo-Addo said his government would, through its well-planned policies, ensure that the youth are employed.

But all these would amount to nothing if the youth who are the main target engage in actions that might not allow them to benefit from the policies.


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